State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with Japanese business leaders yesterday and invited responsible investment by Japanese companies for the stable development of Myanmar.
At the working luncheon hosted by the Japanese Business Federation Keidanren and the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry-JCCI at the Imperial hotel yesterday, the State Counsellor also called for Japanese support for a job creation-based economy in Myanmar, saying, “We do not want to be a resource-exporting country. The only resource that we want to truly develop is human resources.”
“My country is very complex. We are not at peace yet. There is still armed conflict between various armed groups in our country. We must have peace in order that our development may be stable and sustainable,” Daw Aung San Suu Kyi told Japanese business leaders at a separate event earlier in the day.
“In order to have peace, we have to make sure that development is equitable. We want all ethnic people to feel that they have equal chance to progress in our country,” said Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
At the luncheon, Dr Akio Mimura, Chairman of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry clarified preparations for promoting economic cooperation between the two countries.
In the evening, Yoshihide Suga, the Chief Cabinet Secretary, hosted a dinner in honour of the Myanmar delegation led by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
At the dinner, Yoshihide Suga said the Japanese government would cooperate with the Myanmar government to implement as soon as possible the agreement reached between the leaders of the two countries during the visit of the State Counsellor.
He also expressed delight for the visit of the State Counsellor, saying that the visit yielded three results : Japanese government’s pledges to give assistance to the Myanmar’s new government; exchanging views between the two leaders on promoting relations between the new generations of the two countries, and the State Counsellor’s offer to Japanese companies to invest in Myanmar.
Global New Light of Myanmar with Kyodo News