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Thein Sein in Laos for ASEM

Burma’s President Thein Sein attended the plenary session of the ninth Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Vientiane on Monday evening alongside other heads of state, ASEAN ministers, and various diplomats from across Asia and Europe, including EC President José Manuel Barroso who this week pledged EU financial support for Burma’s peace process.

According to Burma’s state-run media, the meeting in Laos was to focus on food and energy security, sustainable development, financial and economic crises, climate change, disaster risk management, social and cultural cooperation, and the group’s future plans.

Earlier that day, Thein Sein met with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the New Light of Myanmar reported, adding that he was accompanied by Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin, as well as ministers Tin Naing Thein and Kyaw Lwin, and deputy minister Dr. Win Myint.

“They held comprehensive discussions on further cooperation in the areas of trade and commerce between the two countries,” reported the New Light of Myanmar, noting that Burma’s foreign investment law has recently been enacted.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 07 November 2012 15:17 )  

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