Myanmar president meets Australian FM
YANGON, July 3 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar President U Thein Sein met with visiting Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday shortly after the latter's arrival on a three-day visit, according to the state-run TV channel Thursday.
The pair had discussions on support of improving livelihoods of Myanmar people, further plans to develop border regions of the country and inviting Australian entrepreneurs to invest more in Myanmar.
The duo also touched on cooperation between the two countries in promoting of education sector.
On the same day, Bishop met Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and chairperson of the Committee for Rule of Law and Tranquility of the House of Representatives, and Thura U Shwe Mann, speaker of Myanmar's Union Parliament and the House of Representatives in Nay Pyi Taw.
She is expected to meet with Australian business representatives to discuss opportunities to promote bilateral trade and investment, according to other sources.