Myanmar vows close cooperation with East Asian countries for regional development

12:44, June 10, 2010      

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Myanmar official media said Thursday that the country will closely cooperate with regional countries in the projects for regional development including environmental conservation.

"Myanmar, an Asian nation, plays an active role in the tasks of regional organizations. The nation will closely cooperate with regional countries in the projects for regional development," said the editorial of the New Light of Myanmar.

The editorial came out after the end of the 19th World Economic Forum on East Asia in Ho Chi Minh city of Vietnam last weekend, attended by Myanmar Prime Minister U Thein Sein along with other leaders, ministers and private business representatives of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and China.

Noting that regional development and environmental conservation are inter-related, the editorial believes that East Asian countries will be able to raise their role by enhancing cooperation between them, while conserving the environment.

In the wake of threat by climate changes stemming from global warming, the editorial, however, said East Asian countries are still potentials for development such as favorable geographical conditions, abundant natural resources and considerable human resources.

"East Asian countries have to strive for ensuring development and balanced conservation of the environment, boosting cooperation and narrowing the development gap," the editorial added..

The forum focused on the theme "Rethinking Asia's Leadership Agenda", which is aimed at improving many areas such as economic, social, environment, innovation, regional economic integration and networking.



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