Top Chinese legislator congratulates newly-elected Myanmar leaders

10:49, February 02, 2011      

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Wu Bangguo, chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, on Monday sent congratulatory messages to Myanmar's newly-elected upper house speaker U Khin Aung Myint and lower house speaker Thura U Shwe Mann, respectively,on their taking offices.

Myanmar's house of nationalities (upper house) session on Monday elected U Khin Aung Myint, Minister of Culture, as speaker of the upper house.

Also on Monday, No. 3 Myanmar state leader Thura U Shwe Mann, who is a member of the State Peace and Development Council and previously the Chief of General Staff of the army, the navy and the air force, was elected as speaker of the house of representatives by the house of representatives (lower house).

Source: Xinhua
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