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Thein Sein to skip World Economic Forum in Thailand

Rangoon (Mizzima) – According to sources close to Burma’s leader, President Thein Sein will not attend the Asian World Economic Forum in Bangkok from Wednesday through Friday.

Burmese President Thein Sein  Photo: President's officeA source close to the president said that Thein Sein might go to Thailand on a state visit later.

“The president is uncertain to attend the World Economic Forum in Thailand as he has to entertain many foreign dignitaries here,” a source told Mizzima. 

President Thein Sein on Monday received visiting Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife at the presidential palace in Naypyitaw.

National League for Democracy party leader Aung San Suu Kyi will arrive in Thailand on Tuesday evening to attend the forum, party spokesman Nyan Win confirmed. She put off her arrival one day to meet with Singh on Tuesday morning.

It will be Suu Kyi’s first trip outside the country in more than two decades, and she is expected to be swamped by the international media that will attend the forum.

The World Economic Forum is held annually and is attended by top government officials and business leaders from around the world.
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