The Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, will formally welcome the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, His Excellency U Thein Sein, in a ceremony at 11.15 am on Monday 18 March at Government House, Yarralumla.
The Ceremonial Welcome, as part of President Thein Sein’s State Visit to Australia, will include a traditional 21-gun salute and inspection of Australia’s Federation Guard and the Royal Military College Band, Duntroon. Australian Defence Force personnel will conduct the gun salute from Weston Park at 11.15 am.
Following the ceremony, the Governor-General will receive President Thein Sein for formal discussions before hosting a State Lunch in his honour.
Editor’s note: Media can register to attend the Ceremonial Welcome and meeting by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before 9am Monday 18 March.