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President of the Republic of Union of Myanmar to Visit Japan

December 8, 2017

1. H.E. Mr. Htin Kyaw, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar will visit Japan from Tuesday 13 December to Sunday December 17 2017, to participate UHC (Universal Health Coverage) Forum 2017 upon an invitation by Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan.

2. During his stay in Japan, Prime Minister Abe will hold a meeting with the President and will host a dinner in his honor.

3. The Government of Japan hopes the visit will further strengthen friendly relations between Japan and the Republic of Union of Myanmar.

[Reference 1]
This will be the first visit to Japan as President and also the first meeting with Prime Minister Abe.

[Reference 2] UHC(Universal Health Coverage) Forum 2017
On December 13 and 14, the International Conference will be held, co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Ministry of Finance; the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; the Japan International Cooperation Agency; the World Bank; the World Health Organization; UNICEF; and UHC2030. The Side Events will be organized on December 12 and 15. The Main Events can be participated by invitation only. About 500 participants will join the Forum, including officials on International Organizations such as His Excellency Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations; Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank; Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization; Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF; and the Government officials, academic experts, the civil society and the private sectors etc.

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