U Htin Kyaw sworn in as Myanmar’s president

Nay Pyi Taw, March 30 (IANS) U Htin Kyaw of the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, was sworn in as Myanmar’s new president on Wednesday.

NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi was on Wednesday appointed as Myanmar’s new foreign minister, Xinhua reported.

Suu Kyi will also hold three other portfolios, it was decided in the presence of parliament Speaker U Mann Win Khaing Than.

Military-assigned first vice president U Myint Swe and elected second vice president of the NLD U Henry Van Thio were also sworn in to office.

Aung San Suu Kyi appointed as Myanmar’s foreign minister

Chairperson of Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD), Aung San Suu Kyi was appointed on Wednesday as the country’s new minister of foreign affairs.

Suu Kyi will concurrently hold three other portfolios in the new government led by President-elect U Htin Kyaw, Xinhua reported.

The appointment was announced by Speaker of the Union Parliament U Mann Win Khaing Than at the government cabinet swearing-in ceremony.

Approved by the Union Parliament, the three other ministries to be headed by Aung San Suu Kyi are the Ministry of President Office, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Electricity and Energy.

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