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Singapore's Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong visits Myanmar

2017-03-15 09:24:09

SINGAPORE, March 14 (Xinhua) -- Singapore's Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong started to visit Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Tuesday, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) in a statement.

During the visit Goh will call on Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw, State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the statement said Tuesday.

Goh and President U Htin Kyaw will witness the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on the SMVTI Vocational Training Institute, which will see the gradual hand-over of the SMVTI to Myanmar over the next three years. This is part of Singapore's skills and knowledge transfer to support Myanmar's long term development.

Goh will also meet with former President U Thein Sein, as well as members from the Myanmar Parliament.

Editor:Jiang Yiwei