Fri 31 Mar 2006
Filed under: News,Regional
Russian business shows interest in prospect and extraction of minerals, development of hydropower engineering, transport and communications in Myanma, spokesman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Mikhail Kamynin said on Friday on the eve of a visit of Foreign Minister of Myanma U Nyan Win to the Russian capital.
His talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow are scheduled for Monday.
Russian authorities “find it important to establish contacts between business circles, including on the line of the Commerce and Industry Chambers,” Kamynin said. According to him, “such goods of Myanma’s traditional export as rubber, rice, fruits, sea food and sewing articles are in demand in Russia.”
“Our countries successfully interact on the international arena, including at the United Nations and within the format of the Russia- ACEAN dialogue,” the diplomat said. “Expanding multilateral cooperation with Myanma is one of the most important directions of Russia’s foreign policy in South-East Asia.”
Russia and Myanma “come out in favour of strengthening the central role of the United Nations and its Security Council in issues of maintenance of peace, pooling efforts of the world community in fight with international terrorism,” Kamynin said. Russia, as he noted, “is interested to expand and diversify cooperation with the member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including within the framework of the ACEAN Regional Forum and the Russia-ACEAN parliamentary dialogue.”