See my related post 24-hour protest outside Istana cut short by arrests. My thanks to TOC for this video which accompanies their report.


Meeting with Burmese Junta
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Meeting with State Peace and Development Council Secretary-1, Lieutenant-General Thein Sein, 3 April 07

Minister for Foreign Affairs George Yeo called on State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) Secretary-1 Lieutenant-General (LG) Thein Sein in Nay Pyi Taw on 3 April 2007.

During the meeting, LG Thein Sein briefed Minister Yeo on the domestic developments in Myanmar, outlining the national reconciliation and economic development efforts. LG Thein Sein and Minister Yeo also discussed bilateral relations, reaffirming the longstanding ties between the two countries. In addition, they exchanged views on closer bilateral economic exchanges, particularly in the area of trade and investment. LG Thein Sein said that Myanmar could be a long-term supplier of sand, cement, granite and other construction materials to Singapore. He also encouraged more Singapore companies to invest in Myanmar.

During the meeting, Minister Yeo also conveyed an invitation letter from President S R Nathan to SPDC Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe to visit Singapore.

In the evening, Minister Yeo met the Singaporean Community at a reception held in the Singapore Embassy in Yangon.