Saifuddin in Myanmar for two-day official visit


PUTRAJAYA: Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah is on a two-day official visit to Myan­mar, according to Wisma Putra. The ministry said in a statement that the visit, which began yesterday, aimed to enhance bilateral ties between the two countries and provide an opportunity for constructive engagements on matters of mutual interest and future cooperation.“It will be the first high-level visit to Myanmar from Malaysia since the new government of Malaysia took office in 2018,” it said.

It added that Saifuddin was scheduled to meet with State Coun­sellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, Union Minister for International Cooperation of Myan­mar U Kyaw Tin and Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement of Myanmar Dr Win Myat Aye.During the course of the visit, both countries were expected to discuss the enhancement of government-to-government cooperation in relevant bilateral sectors, the exploration of new trade and investments opportunities in Myanmar and the collective support of

both countries towards achieving Asean’s objectives. — Bernama