Vatican, Myanmar, establish full relations as Suu Kyi visits Pope

Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi meets Pope Francis during a private audience on May 4, 2017 at the Vatican.
Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi meets Pope Francis during a private audience on May 4, 2017 at the Vatican. PHOTO: AFP
Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi meets Pope Francis during a private audience on May 4, 2017 at the Vatican.
Myanmar's State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi meets Pope Francis during a private audience on May 4, 2017 at the Vatican. PHOTO: AFP

VATICAN CITY (REUTERS) - The Vatican and Myanmar on Thursday (May 4) established full diplomatic relations on the day that Pope Francis met with the country's leader, Ms Aung San Suu Kyi, the Vatican said.

The Vatican had previously been represented in Myanmar by an apostolic delegate to the local church who was based in Thailand.