PM Lee Hsien Loong arrives in Myanmar for official visit

PM Lee Hsien Loong's call on Myanmar President Htin Kyaw in the presidential palace at Naypyitaw, Myanmar's capital.
PM Lee Hsien Loong's call on Myanmar President Htin Kyaw in the presidential palace at Naypyitaw, Myanmar's capital.ST PHOTO: CHARISSA YONG
PM Lee Hsien Loong's call on Myanmar president Htin Kyaw in the presidential palace at Naypyitaw, Myanmar's capital.
PM Lee Hsien Loong's call on Myanmar president Htin Kyaw in the presidential palace at Naypyitaw, Myanmar's capital.ST PHOTO: CHARISSA YONG
Preparations for the welcome ceremony for PM Lee at the Naypyitaw presidential palace.
Preparations for the welcome ceremony for PM Lee at the Naypyitaw presidential palace.ST PHOTO: CHARISSA YONG

NAYPYITAW - Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong received a red carpet welcome to Myanmar on Tuesday (June 7) afternoon, the first day of his official visit to the country.

PM Lee and Mrs Lee were welcomed by Myanmar President Htin Kyaw and his wife, after which PM Lee inspected a guard of honour at the presidential palace in Naypyitaw.

The national flags of Singapore and Myanmar lined the lawn of the palace, fluttering in the wind as an official band played both countries' national anthem.

PM Lee will also meet with State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi.

On Tuesday night, he will be hosted to dinner by President Htin Kyaw at the palace, where he will make a toast speech.

PM Lee is the first head of government to visit Myanmar since its civilian government came to power last November.

He will be in the country until Thursday.