JAPAN URGED TO AID MYANMAR DEVELOPMENT
Kuala Lumpur; jan 10; UN envoy Razali Ismali is expected to urge Japan to play a larger role in developing Myanmar s education, health and energy sector, a
Malaysian official said Thursday, reports AFP.
"Razali will seek
Razali is expected to brief Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi who arrives later in the day on situation in
Razali will try to impress Koizumi to give more aid to Myanmar,"
The official said Japan in the past had provided assistance for the construction of a hydro-electric dam in Myanmar,
The official said Japan was supportive of ASEAN's constructive engagement policy, adding that Kozumi would be seeking first hand information on Razali on going national reconciliation efforts in Myanmar.
Razali would brief Kozumi and voice his confidence that
Last month, Razali, who was on his sixth visit to the military-ruled state, spent an unprecedented two=and-a-half hours at opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) leader Aung San Suu Kyi's lakeside compound.#
SOURCE; TODAY INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER FROM BANGLADESH