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Japan affirms assistance for Myanmar’s development

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) and Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi (Photo: irrawaddy.com)

Hanoi (VNA) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Myanmar’s State counselor Aung San Suu Kyi had fringe talks at the ASEAN meetings in Vientiane, Laos, on September 7, during which Japan affirmed cooperation for the development of Myanmar.

Abe announced that his country will provide loans worth 125 billion JPY (1.23 billion USD) to support agricultural development and poverty elimination in Myanmar.

Japan wants to encourage private sector investment in Myanmar through public-private coordination, he added.

Suu Kyi underlined Myanmar’s policy to promote foreign investment, and its government is expecting to approve new investment legislation.

At the talks, they also exchanged viewpoints on regional and international cooperation.

Abe expressed his hope that Suu Kyi will visit Japan in the near future, and she replied she would like to visit as soon as possible.-VNA
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