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Hluttaw Speakers meet Singaporean PM

Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw U Win Myint met with Singaporean Prime Minister Mr. Lee Hsien Loong at the hall of the Hluttaw Building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

During the call the two representatives discussed matters related to measures intended to boost the investment sector between the two countries, cooperation in parliamentary activities and the promotion of the education and health sectors.

June 9,2016

Reference; GNLM

 

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Mangrove forest’s establishments documented in Parliament

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Union government urged to adopt political prisoner definition

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Pyithu Hluttaw to discuss motion calling for measures against deforestation in Magwe Region

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