President U Thein Sein held talks with Finish Prime Minister Mr Alexander Stubb at MiCo Conference Centre in Milan on Friday.
They discussed further promotion of assistance for development of education and health sectors in Myanmar, cooperation in Myanmar’s reform process, raising human rights status and peace-making process, and holding transparent, free and fair general elections in 2015, and to end annually submission of reports on human rights situations in Myanmar to the third committee of the UN General Assembly by the EU.
At a meeting, President U Thein Sein and Sweden Prime Minister Mr Stefan Löfven discussed assistance of Sweden for development of Myanmar under the five-year plan, prospects of cooperation in energy and communications sectors, investment opportunities in Myanmar, and assistance for development of women and ethnic minorities.
The president also held a meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung which focused on processes for further strengthening bilateral relations and cooperation matters, cooperation in defence and security, regional issues of ASEAN, promotion of economic and investment between two countries, and prospects to reach US$ 500 million in bilateral trade in 2015 compared with US$ 315 million in 2013.
The president also held discussions with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg on achievements in reform process in political, economic and administration sectors and challenges, peace-making process, cooperation in natural resources management including oil and natural gas, rural development and poverty alleviation process, assistance for holding free and fair general elections in 2015 and further cooperation in communication and energy sectors.