Thu 5 May 2011
Filed under: Business / Trade
Jakarta – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono concluded bilateral talks with his counterpart Myanmar President Thein Sein, with the two agreeing to aim for a trade volume of US$500 million in 2015.Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said at a press conference after the meeting that the two leaders discussed a range of economic, social and cultural issues and the democratization process in Myanmar.
“The two leaders also discussed efforts to increase investments from Indonesia in Myanmar, especially on energy, food and infrastructure,” he said.
The visit, the first since Gen. Sein was sworn in as head of state on March 30, was made just two days before the leaders of ASEAN countries were to gather for the region’s highest summit on Saturday.
It is also the first trip for Sein, the former prime minister of Myanmar, to a foreign country since his first day in the presidential office.