Special security in place for Asia Pacific Summit

Kathmandu, November 29

The government today said it had put in place special security measures for State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi and Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen as they faced ‘security threat’.

The two leaders arrived in Kathmandu today to attend Asia Pacific Summit taking place from November 30 to December 3.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Ishwar Pokharel received Suu Kyi and Hun Sen at Tribhuvan International Airport. They were invited by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has been criticised for her inaction on the military atrocities committed against minority Muslims known as Rohingya  in Rakhine state of Myanmar.  “The government is providing high security to Suu Kyi and Hun Sen as they face  security threat,” Minister of  Communications and Information Technology Gokul Baskota told the media persons.

“The government has enforced odd-even rule for vehicles in the valley to facilitate the movement of VVIPs, but we also know that it has  created difficulties for the public,” he said.

The organiser said  around 1,500 delegates representing 45 nations including Cambodia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Nauru, Tuvalu, Samoa and Afghanistan will be attending the summit. “During this summit bilateral meetings will also be held between delegates of different countries,” Minister Baskota said. SuuKyi will call on President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and will also  hold talks with PM Oli and  Minister of Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali.