New Zealand has promised to continue providing aid to Myanmar.

The commitment was made by the visiting Speaker of New Zealand’s House of Representatives David Carter at his meeting with Myanmar President U Thein Sein on October 4.

At the talks, the two sides discussed the Southeast Asian nation’s democratic reform and New Zealand’s hope of becoming a non-permanent UN Security Council member. They also talked about humanitarian aid to Myanmar, New Zealand's investment in Myanmar's agricultural and telecommunication sectors, and scholarships to post-graduate Myanmar students.

Last month, New Zealand opened its first embassy office in Yangon.

In the fiscal year which ended in April, New Zealand’s exports to Myanmar were worth over 18 million USD. /.