June 29, 2017

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Canada commits CAD 44 million to support Myanmar

Union Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi talks with Canadian Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Stéphane Dion. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Daw Aung San Suu Kyi talks with Canadian Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr Stéphane Dion. Photo: MNA

THE Government of Canada has pledged CAD 44 million (USD 33.5 million) to help ensure a federal union system, efficient administration and women’s participation development in Myanmar yesterday.
The announcement of Canada’s financial support for Myanmar came after a meeting between Canadian Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Stéphane Dion and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw.
During the meeting the two ministers held discussions on sharing Canada’s experience for the successful establishment of a federal Union, bilateral cooperation in information sector pivotal for ensuring the effective performance of governmental functions and enhancing women’s economic empowerment through creation of small businesses and employment opportunities.
After the meeting, the two held a joint press conference and fielded questions from the media.
According to the Canadian government, bilateral trade between the two countries totaled US$52.2 million last year. — Myanmar News Agency

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