Deputy PM Teo meets Myanmar President, Aung San Suu Kyi

Deputy PM Teo meets Myanmar President, Aung San Suu Kyi
Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean meeting Myanmar President U Thein Sein.
PHOTO: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Teo Chee Hean called on Myanmar President U Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw during an official visit on Wednesday, Jul 1, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in a statement.

During their meeting, President U Thein Sein and DPM Teo discussed on-going human resource development initiatives, such as the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute, as well as the growing economic interactions between Singapore and Myanmar.

Both parties also expressed satisfaction with the warm and longstanding relationship between Singapore and Myanmar.

Earlier on Wednesday, DPM Teo also separately met the Speaker of the Myanmar Parliament Thura U Shwe Mann and Chairperson of the Committee for Rule of Law, Peace and Tranquillity in the Myanmar Parliament, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

They discussed developments in the country, including the Myanmar General Elections due later this year.

Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

DPM Teo, who is also Coordinating Minister for National Security and Minister for Home Affairs, also met Myanmar's Minister for Home Affairs Lieutenant General Ko Ko.

They agreed to further strengthen co-operation between both countries' Ministries of Home Affairs and its agencies, including in the areas of transnational crime, cybersecurity, drug-related issues, and urban search and rescue.

On Tuesday, DPM Teo and Myanmar Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham had witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to renew the Singapore-Myanmar Technical Cooperation Programme.

He will witness the official opening ceremonies of the Yangon branches of OCBC Bank and United Overseas Bank (UOB) on Thursday before returning to Singapore.

seanyap@sph.com.sg

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