Myanmar and South Korea are optimistic of closer cooperation in the next five years under the second term of the ruling National League for Democracy.
Kim Gunn, South Korean deputy minister for Foreign Affairs, said the South Korea-Myanmar bilateral relations, as well as investment and economic cooperation will be promoted within two years based on Seoul’s New Southern Policy Plus.
The South Korean diplomat made the announcement during a four-day visit to Myanmar to celebrate the 45th anniversary of South Korean, Myanmar diplomatic relations.
During the visit that ended on Friday, South Korea and Myanmar officials agreed to promote and intensify bilateral communication and to cooperate in the realization of South Korea’s New Southern Policy Plus.
The policy, unveiled by South Korean President Mon Jae-in during the ASEAN virtual summit earlier in the month, contains new and actionable measures focusing on seven key areas of cooperation, including comprehensive health and medical cooperation.
U Kyaw Tin, Myanmar minister for International Cooperation, welcomed promoting cooperation based on the New Southern Policy Plus strategy,
Both sides agreed for strengthening cooperation in Myanmar infrastructure, human resource development and social economic development.
The two sides also agreed to continue sending Myanmar workers to South Korea under the Employment Permit System (EPS) and to promote bilateral relations on the international front, including Rakhine issues and the peace process.
Both sides cordially exchanged views on the successful implementation of Myanmar- Korea Friendship Bridge (Dala) project, the Myanmar- Korea Industrial Complex project (KMIC) and the launching of Myanmar Development Institute-MDI and Technical Vocational Education and Training Teacher Training Institute of Myanmar TTTI (Yangon) to be carried out with the assistance of South Korea.
Myanmar and South Korea also agreed to facilitate the travel of more Korean technicians to Myanmar to maintain the momentum of the implementation of bilateral projects between the two countries.
Aside from meeting senior officials, the South Korean diplomat also met with South Korean businesspeople operating in Myanmar and heads of Korea’s public institutions. – Translated
ref: Myanmar Times