Burma's President U Ne Win arrived in Islamabad on Saturday (20 April) at the start of a four-day visit to Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.
Burma's President U Ne Win arrived in Islamabad on Saturday (20 April) at the start of a four-day visit to Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. It was President Ne Win's fifth visit to Pakistan.
It was also the President's first visit aborad since last month's constitutional changes in Burma, in which he transferred power to the 450-man People's Assembly. President Ne Win was met at the Islamabad International airport by Pakistani Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto. With the Burmese leader was a 14-member official party including Foreign Minister Hal Hpone. President Ne Win was to spend two days in Pakistan for official talks with President Bhutto as well as visiting industrial establishments at Lahore, Tarbela and Taxla.
The Burmese President was welcomed at Islamabad airport with a merchnast of troops. He was joined on the reviewing dais by Pakistani Prime Minister Bhutto and President Chandry Fazal Elahi.
The visit was described as one of friendship nd goodwill. Burma and Pakistan shared a common border until the breakaway of East Pakistan in 1971, later to become Banglandsh.