President Duterte’s visit strengthens tie with Myanmar

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President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Myanmar President U Htin Kiaw in the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on March 20, 2017. (Photo from Presidential Communications)

President Rodrigo Duterte meets with Myanmar President U Htin Kiaw at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on March 20, 2017. (Photo from Presidential Communications)

MYANMAR — President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to Pyi Taw, Myanmar has resulted in stronger ties between Philippines and Myanmar.

President U Htin Kyaw, Myanmar’s first civilian President, personally led the welcome ceremony for President Duterte and his delegation at the Presidential Palace.

The two state leaders held a bilateral meeting. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the two leaders discussed the regional cooperation in ASEAN where President Duterte asked Myanmar to further  bolster the ties of the two countries in the aspects of trade and investment.

This is also relative to the increase in the number of Philippine companies in Myanmar.

President Duterte also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on food security and agricultural cooperation between the Philippine’s Department of Agriculture and Myanmar’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.

President Duterte also met with State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi whom President Duterte invited to visit the Philippines.

Meanwhile, President Duterte turned over 300,000 US dollars to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi as humanitarian assistance from the Philippines for the Rohingya minorities in the Rakhine state.

The Myanmar government is grateful for the Philppines’ continued aid.

President Duterte’s official visit ended with a dinner prepared by the Myanmar government for the Philippine delegation.

And at past 11:00 pm yesterday, Thailand time, President Duterte arrived in Bangkok, Thailand for a two-day visit. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue

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