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Myanmar state counselor leaves for visit to Canada, Sweden

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YANGON, June 5 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi left for Canada and Sweden aimed at promoting relations with the two countries, according to reports of Myanmar News Agency Monday.
During her 10-day visit, Suu Kyi is expected to meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Speaker of the Swedish Parliament Urban Ahlin and Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven respectively.
Suu Kyi holds honorary citizenship to Canada which was presented to her in 2012 by John Baird, the Conservative foreign minister at the time, during a visit to Myanmar.
Suu Kyi will tour Toronto and Ottawa up to Friday and then visit Sweden.
Canada's investment in Myanmar amounted to 202.234 million U.S. dollars as of March this year since late 1988 and their bilateral trade stood at 80.234 million U.S. dollars in the fiscal year 2016-17, according to official statistics.
Sweden had 2 million U.S. dollars' investment in Myanmar as of March this year since late 1988 and their bilateral trade showed 61.996 million U.S. dollars in 2016-17.

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