President U Htin Kyaw meets Vladimir Putin discusses bi-lateral relations

By Mizzima
20 May 2016
President U Htin Kyaw meets Vladimir Putin discusses bi-lateral relations
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Myanmar President Htin Kyaw (L) during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the the ASEAN-Russia Commemorative Summit in Sochi, Russia, 19 May 2016. Photo: EPA

President U Htin Kyaw, met Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin yesterday during his visit to attend a Summit commemorating the 20th anniversary of ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partner Relations, state media reported.
The two leaders discussed matters relating to investment by Russian entrepreneurs in Myanmar’s oil and natural gas sector, resumption of air transport between Moscow and Yangon, the providing of technical assistance to No 2 Steel Mill (soon to be opened in Shan State), energy sector investors’ need to consider social responsibility and cooperation in cultural, tourism and defence sectors.
They also discussed matters concerning education exchange programs, the providing of scholarship awards, Russia technology training and other disciplines, the continuation of cooperation in science and technology and ASEAN-Russia cooperation the report said.