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Updated: 12/06/2012 05:57 | By Channel NewsAsia

S’pore, Myanmar affirm warm relations

S’pore, Myanmar affirm warm relations

S’pore, Myanmar affirm warm relations

SINGAPORE: Singapore and Myanmar have affirmed warm relations when Myanmar’s Union Minister in the President’s Office U Soe Thane called on Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Wednesday.

During the meeting, Mr Soe Thane, who is also chairman of the Myanmar Investment Commission, expressed appreciation for Singapore’s consistent support for Myanmar’s reforms and developments.

The two men also had a substantial discussion on Myanmar’s political and economic developments.

Mr Soe Thane also called on Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. He briefed Mr Goh on the economic challenges confronting Myanmar.

Mr Goh reiterated Singapore’s readiness to support Myanmar’s reforms through technical assistance in areas such as vocational training and shared how Singapore overcame its economic challenges since independence.

Both men also discussed ways to attract more foreign investments into Myanmar.

Mr Soe Thane is in Singapore on a study visit jointly organised by the Singapore Cooperation Programme and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

— CNA/lp/ck

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