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Myanmar, Russia Agree on Cultural Cooperation


               YANGON (May 18) XINHUA - Myanmar and Russia reached
               here Monday an agreement on cultural cooperation and a
               protocol on consultations between the two countries'
               ministries, official The New Light of Myanmar newspaper
               reported Tuesday. 

               On behalf of the Myanmar government, Deputy Minister of
               National Planning and Economic Development
               Brigadier-General Zaw Tun and Deputy Minister of Foreign
               Affairs U Khin Maung Win respectively signed the two
               documents with Russian Ambassador Gleb A Ivashentsov. 

               In February 1996, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister
               Alexander N Panov visited Yangon and since then,
               relations between the two countries have been
               through exchange of visits at the ministerial level. 

               Myanmar and the Russian Federation (which was then part
               of the Soviet Union) established diplomatic relations in
               February 1948, one month after Myanmar regained

               On the 50th anniversary of the ties in February 1998, the
               countries' foreign ministers voiced commitment to
               and consolidation of bilateral ties.