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November 13, 2019

Union Minister U Thaung Tun attends Singapore Summit 2019

Union Minister U Thaung Tun addresses the Singapore Summit 2019 which was held from 20-21 September. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Thaung Tun addresses the Singapore Summit 2019 which was held from 20-21 September. Photo: MNA

Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister for the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations and Chairman of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC), U Thaung Tun, attended the Singapore Summit 2019 from 20 – 21 September.
The Summit, organised by the Temasek Foundation – with the support of the Singapore Economic Development Board, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the GIC Private Limited, was held with the aim of discussing global trends in business, finance, and geopolitics, and their impact on regional and global growth.
The summit provided an opportunity for senior government officials and business leaders from around the world to discuss emerging challenges and opportunities presented by the fourth Industrial Revolution.
The Summit was attended by over 650 participants.
The opening session hold on 21 September was addressed by the Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, H.E Mr. Heng Swee Keat.
The Union Minister participated in the Policy Dialogue. The Minister highlighted the opportunities and challenges of global trends, the pivotal role of ASEAN in the regional economic scene, the free flow of technology and trade within Asia and the rest of the world.
He emphasized the importance of research and development and technological innovation.
He affirmed that Myanmar would continue to strive to achieve sustainable development of the country.
While in Singapore, the Union Minister had separate meetings with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, H.E Mr. Heng Swee Keat, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan. During these meetings, he discussed matters relating to strengthen investment and economic ties between Singapore and Myanmar.
The Union Minister was accompanied by Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Planning and Finance, U Set Aung, and Director from the Ministry of Investment ad Foreign Economic Relations, U Soe Myint Aung.
The Union Minister and the Myanmar delegation arrived back in Yangon on 22 September 2019. — MNA

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