New ambassador of Myanmar meets with President Nasheed

The new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Union of Myanmar to the Maldives, U Ohn Thwin, met with President Nasheed yesterday.

Thwin, former ambassador to Sri Lanka, was appointed to the Republic of the Maldives in late 2009.

President Nasheed and Ambassador Thwin discussed strengthening trade, as well as other areas of cooperation, between the two countries.

President Nasheed also mentioned his hope that Aung San Suu Kyi—a Burmese political activist who has been imprisoned for over a decade for her attempts to bring down the military regime in her country—would be released soon.