Dec 3, 2011

Myanmar, Belarus sign accords on bilateral cooperation

Myanmar and Belarus have reached a series of accords on bilateral cooperation in Nay Pyi Taw, state radio and television reported Friday.

The agreements were signed after President U Thein Sein met with visiting Belarusian Prime Minister Dr. Mikhail V. Myasnikovich.

The agreements cover economic and trade cooperation, visa exemption on holders of diplomatic and special passports, educational cooperation and agricultural cooperation, the report said, adding that one more agreement on cooperation was signed between chambers of commerce and industry of the two countries.

Myasnikovich also met speakers of both houses of the parliament -- U Khin Aung Myint and U Shwe Mann as well as Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin, said the report.

Myasnikovich will attend a Myanmar-Belarus economic forum set for Saturday as a follow-up as scheduled.

Belarusian Embassy based in Vietnam's capital of Hanoi also represents its diplomatic mission to Myanmar.

Aimed at promoting bilateral relations between the two countries, Myasnikovich arrived in Nay Pyi Taw Thursday evening on a three-day goodwill visit to Myanmar.

Source: Xinhua