Myanmar's First V-P calls on President Tony Tan

Myanmar's First Vice-President Sai Mauk Kham yesterday called on President Tony Tan and was hosted to dinner by Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean as part of his official visit to Singapore.

During his meetings with President Tan at the Istana and with DPM Teo, Dr Sai expressed Myanmar's appreciation for Singapore's strong support for his country's development, said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Dr Sai also told the two Singapore leaders that Myanmar could learn from Singapore's experience in health care and waste management.

He visited Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Yishun and the Tuas South Incineration Plant on Monday.

Dr Sai is on a five-day official visit that started on Sunday. He met Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday.

The First Vice-President also had a discussion with President Tan on education policies.

He exchanged views with DPM Teo on anti-corruption practices, immigration policies, population growth and environmental issues, the MFA statement said.

Dr Sai toured the Asian Civilisations Museum yesterday, and received a briefing from the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth.

He will today visit the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, and ITE College West where he will be briefed by officials from the Ministry of Education.

He is also to be hosted this evening by Mayor of Singapore Central District, Ms Denise Phua, at her Meet-the-People Session in Moulmein-Kallang GRC, the statement said.

Tomorrow, Dr Sai - who heads the ministerial committees on health and education in Myanmar - is to visit the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.

This article was first published on July 16, 2014.
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