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TO BUSINESS IN THE USA — VP U Nyan Tun talks entrepreneurship at US-ASEAN Leaders Summit

US President Barack Obama welcomes Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun upon the latter’s arrival at Sunnylands for a 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Rancho Mirage, California, on 15 February.
US President Barack Obama welcomes Myanmar Vice President U Nyan Tun upon the latter’s arrival at Sunnylands for a 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Rancho Mirage, California, on 15 February.

VICE President U Nyan Tun attended a meeting titled “Promoting an Innovative, Entrepreneurial ASEAN Economic Community” at the US-ASEAN Leaders Summit at the Sunnylands Centre in California on Monday.
The vice president was greeted by US President Barack Obama upon the former’s arrival at Sunnylands together with ASEAN leaders.
Also present at the meeting were Lao President Choummaly Sayasone, Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah of Brunei Darussalam, Philippine President Benigno Aquino, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdec Hun Sen, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, ministers from ASEAN member countries, ASEAN secretary general Mr Lee Luong Minh and other officials.
Following the addresses of the US president and the Lao president, ASEAN leaders exchanged views on regional prosperity by promoting innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.
In his comments, Vice President U Nyan Tun called for the lifting of the remaining US sanctions upon Myanmar and for a generalized system of preference granted by the US for Myanmar to enable Myanmar businesses to compete with regional businesses.
Moreover, the vice president welcomed the US-ASEAN Connect programme proposed by the US President, expressing Myanmar’s willingness to promote relations with the US and ASEAN members and boost trade and investments.
Next, CEOs from Microsoft, IBM and CISCO Systems elaborated on the potential for enhancing the performance of the public and private sectors and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in the region. The CEOs answered questions posed by ASEAN leaders.
Together with the other ASEAN leaders, Vice President U Nyan Tun attended dinner hosted by the US President.

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