Like his predecessor Htin Kyaw, who retired last week for reasons of ill health, Win Myint is a Suu Kyi loyalist of many years and a long-time member of her National League for Democracy.
Roman Catholic Pope Francis urges Myanmar to respect human rights, justice and different ethnicities. But he failed to address the Rohingya crisis and had earlier met with leaders of several faiths saying "unity is always a product of diversity."
Myanmar's new President Htin Kyaw frees 83 political prisoners as part of celebrations of Myanmar New Year
Myanmar parliament creates new 'state adviser' position for political leader Aung San Suu Kyi, giving her powerful role in running country
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