Sep 24, 2012

Myanmar's parliamentarians, business delegates visit Singapore

Myanmar's Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament, Thura U Shwe Mann, is in Singapore for a four-day visit.

On Monday, Mr Shwe Mann called on Singapore's Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, reaffirming the warm relations between both countries.

Mr Goh was in Myanmar in June this year, and noted Myanmar has the opportunity to become the new regional economic powerhouse if the country can succeed in its political and economic reforms.

Mr Goh added that both Singapore and Myanmar can complement each other for mutual benefits.

Singapore is Myanmar's fourth largest trading partner, with bilateral trade amounting to some S$1.6 billion last year.

Mr Shwe Mann is accompanied by five Members of Parliament, officials and business representatives from Myanmar.

Earlier in the day, Mr Shwe Mann and his delegation called on Singapore's Speaker of Parliament Michael Palmer, who hosted them to lunch and a tour of Parliament House.

Source: Channel News Asia