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EU seeks close cooperation with Myanmar in reform process

English.news.cn   2014-01-22 20:37:04

YANGON, Jan. 22 (Xinhua) -- The European Union (EU) is seeking close cooperation with Myanmar in the latter's reform process, according to the Myanmar's President's Office on Wednesday.

It was touched upon when EU ambassador to the country Roland Kobia met with Myanmar Vice President Dr. Sai Mauk Kham in Nay Pyi Taw.

The pair also discussed the implementation of Myanmar's peace process and political process in a transparent manner, sources said.

EU and Myanmar have vowed to build strong partnership and voiced commitment to push reforms in Myanmar.

In November last year, EU-Myanmar task force met in Nay Pyi Taw with EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and Myanmar Minister at the President's Office U Soe Thane pledging to work together for a democratic and prosperous Myanmar.

The task force agreed to launch an EU-Myanmar human rights dialogue in early 2014 and establish an EU-Myanmar Business Council to advise the government on ways to facilitate business links.

That task force meeting produced a package of accords on cooperation in holding policy dialogue on small and medium enterprises, and raw materials; cooperation in the field of sustainable tourism, cooperation between European Investment Bank and Myanmar, and cooperation in agriculture.

Co-chaired by Ashton, U Soe Thane and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, three forums between EU and Myanmar were also held then in Yangon, which include a business forum, a democratic civil society forum and a development forum.

Editor: chengyang
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