Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Japanese foreign minister eyes visiting Bangladesh, Myanmar

Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is planning to visit Bangladesh and Myanmar from March 21 to 25, government sources said Friday.

Kishida plans to hold talks with the countries' leaders and foreign ministers on how to promote economic cooperation, the sources said.

After meeting with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka, Kishida plans to arrive in Myanmar on March 23 for talks with President Thein Sein and other senior officials.

Kishida is expected to reiterate Japan's support for economic and democratic reforms in Myanmar.

Myanmar is chairing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for the first time this year. ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

source: Global Post
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