13 June 2018
The Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe, delivered a speech in accordance with this year's theme, “Keeping Asia Open- How to achieve prosperity and stability’ on the second day of the Future of Asia Forum in Japan on Tuesday.
In his speech, the Union Minister said as the first ever elected democratic country, Myanmar has been actively involved in the peace and national reconciliation process as a first priority. Myanmar’s economy has gradually increased in East Asia and Pacific region; statistically, the current growth rate of 6.7 per cent is expected to reach 7 per cent in 2018.
He also shared the views on international peace and security as well as trade disputes.The Union Minister also responded to the questions raised by the moderator related to aspects of belt and road initiative, peace process, the cooperation between neighbouring countries, the ways and means of maintenance of the small and medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Myanmar to offset the adverse effects of foreign direct investment (FDI).
During the informal meetings, both sides exchanged views on the perpetuation of Japan-Myanmar friendship, the on-going peace process, Myanmar’s democratic transition and the latest developments in Rakhine State, cooperation between the two parliaments, development in other sectors such as economic, electricity and energy, sport, Official Development Assistance (ODA), and ways and means to raise the capability and efficiency of human resources.
Credit – State Counsellor Office