Myanmar parliament approves government formation proposal hinh anh 1Myanmar President-elect U Htin Kyaw (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Myanmar's Union Parliament on March 21 approved President-elect U Htin Kyaw's plan of forming a new government which will see fewer ministries.

The proposal was approved by a vote of 611-3 with 21 abstentions.

President-elect U Htin Kyaw made his first public appearance by delivering a speech in the Union Parliament.

He clarified the plan of forming a government with 21 ministries and 18 ministers, slashed from 36 and 32, respectively, in the outgoing government.

On March 15, Htin Kyaw, 69, of the National League for Democracy (NLD) led by Aung San Suu Kyi, was elected as Myanmar’s first civilian President in decades.-VNA