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NEWS - Myanmar, Russia Agree on Cu
- Subject: NEWS - Myanmar, Russia Agree on Cu
- From: Rangoonp@xxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 22:45:00
Subject: NEWS - Myanmar, Russia Agree on Cultural Cooperation
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
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.