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SCMP-Plan overcomes Burma hurdle
- Subject: SCMP-Plan overcomes Burma hurdle
- From: tinkyi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Thu, 27 May 1999 21:04:00
South China Morning Post
Thursday May 27 1999
Plan overcomes Burma hurdle
The European Union and Association of Southeast Asian Nations approved a
broad programme for future co-operation delayed two years by a dispute over
Asean member state Burma's human rights record.
The "New Dynamic in EU-Asean Relations" was formally approved by the blocs'
Joint Co-operation Committee, said EU ambassador to Thailand, Michel
The wide-ranging programme covers trade, economic and industrial
co-operation as well as initiatives on drugs and the environment.
Trade clauses include co-operation over intellectual property rights and