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President U Thein Sein met Indonesian President Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Nay Pyi Taw, 20 Nov,President U Thein Sein of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar met Indonesian President Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, at Call Room on the 4th floor of Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, this morning.

In his speech, the Indonesian President said that he acknowledged Myanmar’s success of democratic reforms. And Indonesia would continue to support it. Indonesia would send Indonesian economic delegation comprised of state- and private-owned entre-preneurs to

Myanmar in order to hold discussions with Myanmar’s state and private sectors. Indonesia
ayed to make cooperation in Myanmar’s agriculture sector for boosting rice product ion. Det a i l ed coordination would be made later. He continued to say that Rakhine incident was sensitive. So, he explained the outbreak of the nature of conflict to Indonesian people in order that Indonesian people did not misunderstand it. Indonesia recognized Myanmar’s government handlings of Rakhine affairs by means of peace and stability and the rule of law and relief and resettlement.

He expressed his support for Myanmar government’s cooperation policies with UN, NGOs and INGOs.

Indonesia would make close cooperation with Myanmar for seeking the ways of how to ward off the misunderstandings in the international arena, based on Myanmar’s current policy.

President U Thein Sein, for his part, expressed thanks to the Indonesian president for his support for Myanmar’s handlings of Rakhine incident. The government was systematically undertaking the rehabilitation tasks by ways of opening relief camps and building new houses for the displaced people.

For dissemination of knowledge and education and economic development, the government was opening more basic education schools and creating more job opportunities there in cooperation with UN, international organizations, NGOs, INGOs and donors at home. He continued to say that Myanmar welcomed Indonesia’s investment and assistance in Myanmar. The 27-member Investigation Commission was formed to expose the root cause of the incident. The cost of daily meal and accommodation for victims in relief camps was about USD one million per month. Such amount had caused a heavy burden to Myanmar alone. So, Myanmar welcomed international aids, including UN.

He added that Myanmar welcomed State-owned and private-owned enterprises from Indonesia, and more cooperation would be made between the two countries.

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