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Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (Myanmar ISIS) is highly honoured and privileged to welcome H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs at the Institute on Wednesday morning, 18 July 2018. She was accompanied by Deputy Minister at the President’s Office H.E. U Min Thu and Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs H.E. U Myint Thu. All the members of Myanmar ISIS were present at the meeting. Chairman of Myanmar ISIS U Nyunt Maung Shein submitted a briefing on the Institute’s current activities and vision for the future. He explained that Myanmar ISIS this year serves as the Chair of ASEAN ISIS and Co-Chair of NEAT and the events that were held under its chairmanship of these two groups. Her Excellency commended Myanmar ISIS for the achievements it has made and gave guidance for the future work of Myanmar ISIS.
A Roundtable Conference on the Situation on the Korean Peninsula was held at Lotte Hotel, Yangon on 15-16 July 2018. It was attended by all ten ASEAN-ISIS members, ASEAN Secretariat and officials from Korea MOFA, Korea National Diplomatic Academy (KNDA), the Ambassador of Republic of Korea and officials, Myanmar-ISIS members, officers from MOFA (Naypyitaw). The event was organized under the auspices of ASEAN-ISIS of which Myanmar-ISIS is the Chair for 2018. The roundtable came at a very opportune time soon after the US-DPRK Summit. Perspectives and views of the ASEAN think tanks were very rich; how ASEAN could play a constructive role for peace and prosperity on the Peninsula after the fast momentum of positive events between North and South Korea and US and DPRK.
On 6 July 2018 Myanmar ISIS hosted two events: a talk in the morning by the Thai Ambassador H.E. Mr. Jukr Boon-Long, with a topic “A Growing Partnership: The 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Thailand-Myanmar Diplomatic Relations in 2018” and in the afternoon a video show titled, “the DPRK-US Summit” by the DPRK Embassy in Yangon. Both events were attended by Chairman and Myanmar ISIS members, Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials, teachers and students of the IR Depts of the Universities in Yangon.
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