ESM Goh meets Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi

ESM Goh and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi are pictured on March 16,  2017.
ESM Goh and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi are pictured on March 16, 2017.PHOTO: MFA

BANGKOK - Singapore’s Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong met and then lunched with Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi on Thursday, as he wrapped up his three-day trip to Naypyitaw.  

They reaffirmed the close ties between both countries and discussed political developments in Myanmar, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.  

Ms Suu Kyi, who is constitutionally barred from presidency but heads the government through the specially created post of state counsellor, also welcomed Singapore’s continued support for Myanmar’s development.  

Singapore is the second largest investor in Myanmar, and also a major provider of technical assistance.  

Mr Goh, who on Wednesday met Myanmar president Htin Kyaw and military commander in chief Min Aung Hlaing, is scheduled to leave Naypyitaw on Thursday evening.