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October 21, 2018

Union Minister U Thaung Tun arrives back from Indonesia

Terrorism, developments in Rakhine, and investment opportunities discussed

Union Minister U Thaung Tun shakes hands with Mr. Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs of Indonesia. Photo: MNA

Myanmar delegation led by U Thaung Tun, Union Minister for the Office of the Union Government and National Security Advisor, visited Indonesia from 5 to 9 August 2018 to attend the Sub-regional Meeting on Counter Terrorism.
In Lombok, the Union Minister had separate meetings with Mr. Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs of Indonesia and Mr. Peter Dutton, Minister for Home Affairs of Australia. In the meetings, they exchanged views on matters relating to the emerging threats of terrorism and radicalism in the region. The Union
Minister briefed his counterparts on the developments in Rakhine State.
The Sub-regional Meeting on Counter Terrorism was postponed due to the powerful earthquake that struck Lombok in the evening of 5 August.
In Jakarta, the delegation met with Police General Prof. Tito Kamavian, Head of the Indonesian National Police at the National Police Headquarters and visited the Indonesian Police Mobile Brigade Corps and the Police Science College.
During the working breakfast meeting hosted by Mrs. Retno L. P. Marsudi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia in the Foreign Ministry on 8 August, the two Ministers discussed matters relating to the promotion of bilateral ties and cooperation.
The Union Minister also informed the Indonesian Foreign Minister of the latest developments in Rakhine including the government’s implementation of the agreements on repatriation of displaced persons signed between Myanmar and Bangladesh as well as progress of implementation on the MOU between Myanmar and UN Agencies.
Later in the day, the Union Minister, in his capacity as the Chairman of Myanmar Investment Commission, met with Indonesian business
community at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and explained the change and transformation taking place in the investment sector and business opportunities in Myanmar. The Indonesian business enterprises expressed their keen interest to diversify their investments and expand their ongoing business in Myanmar.

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