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Commerce Minister Receives Two Chinese Delegations Union Minister for Commerce

Dr Than Myint received Chinese delegation led by China’s Communist Party Secretary of Lancang County, Yunnan Province Yang Haodong on June 5.

At the meeting, they discussed economic cooperation between Myanmar and Lancang County of Yunnan Province, increasing Myanmar’s agricultural and aquatic product exports to China, and establishing and implementing a Myanmar-China border economic cooperation zone. Later on the day, the union minster received another Chinese delegation led by the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CCPPC) 13th Economic Sub-committee Chairman Shang Fulin.

Matters related to the enhancement of bilateral trade, investment and economic cooperation, and contributing technology and investment from China to construction of roads, bridges, electricity and other infrastructure in Myanmar were discussed at the meeting. They also raised the implementation of Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone and bilateral economic projects along the border of the two countries.

Union Election Commission Signs MoU with Danish Institution

The Union Election Commission (UEC) and the Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy (DIPD) hold a ceremony to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on June 4 to support multi-party system and democracy in Myanmar. UEC Chairman Hla Thein, members Soe Rae, Tun Khin Hla Tint, Myint Naing, Than Htay and officials from the office of the commission attended the event that took place at the UEC Office in Nay Pyi Taw. Director General of the UEC Office Khin Maung Oo and DIPD’s Director Rasmus Helveg Petersen signed the MoU.

Hla Thein said that the UEC was carrying out its tasks to meet with international standard through cooperation with international organisations. He recalled that the commission had cooperated with DIPD in the past, conducting training courses for Hluttaw representative candidates and arranging a trip to Denmark to study municipal election.

DIPD’s Director said that the institution will support the cooperative capacity of political parties in Myanmar’s match toward a democracy system and more participation of women.

Myanmar and Japan Inks MoU on Educational Grant

A signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Myanmar and Japan on a grant aid worth of $5.6 million to the Myanmar government was held on June 1.

The document was signed by Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance Set Aung and Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Ichiro Maruyama at the Ministry of Planning and Finance in Nay Pyi Taw. The grant aid of 620 million Japanese yen (approximately $5.6 million) is aimed for the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship, which provides opportunity for up to 48 young Myanmar Government officials and young leaders from the private sector to obtain a Master’s Degree or a Doctoral Degree in Japan.

Deputy Minister for Education Win Maw Tun, permanent secretaries from ministries, directors-general and officials from the Japanese Embassy also attended the MoU signing event.