Burmese Prime Minister U Nu has recently been busy both in and outside the Burmese Parliament.
Burmese Prime Minister U Nu has recently been busy both in and outside the Burmese Parliament. During the Parliament session that opened on March 15 he had innumerable international and internal affairs to consider - introduction of Buddhism as state religion, the Laotian situation, expelling KMT troops from the Burmese border, appointment of ministers for Araken and Mon affairs, and Burmese attitude to UN action in Congo.
After a busy parliamentary session the Premier decided to take 10 days off for rest...in China, on the invitation of Premier Chou.
The day before leaving for China - April 5 - he met leaders of all political parties in Burma and government officials to form a national planning committee. Included in the committee headed by Thakin Tin, Minister for Finance, will be top government officials and representatives of all parties.
On April 6, the Premier took off in an Illyusin plane sent by Chinese Premier Chou. U NU was accompanied by his wife and daughter, and seen off at the airport by many diplomats. Though the trip to Yunan via Kun-Ming if for rest, the Premier is also returning a visit Premier Chou made to Rangoon early this year, and U Nu is to meet Premier Chou at Tali, the lakeside town in East Yunan, where he will speed the holidays.
U Nu is expected to be back in Rangoon on April 16.