14 Dec '11, 2am

Shanmugam reaffirms warm Singapore-Myanmar ties

Shanmugam reaffirms warm Singapore-Myanmar ties

SINGAPORE: Minister for Foreign Affairs and Law K Shanmugam has reaffirmed the warm and long-standing ties between Singapore and Myanmar, during his meetings with Myanmar leaders. Both countries have also pledged to continue to work closely together with ASEAN and other multilateral fora. Mr Shanmugam, who's in Myanmar from December 12 to 14 on an introductory visit, called on Myanmar President U Thein Sein, Upper House Speaker U Khin Aung Myint, and Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday. Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said President Thein Sein briefed Mr Shanmugam on recent developments in his country and his development priorities. He also expressed his government's appreciation for Singapore's technical assistance and post-Cyclone Nargis humanitarian assistance to Myanmar. MFA said Mr Shanmugam and Foreign Minister Wunn...

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