Myanmar trip is a telling first choice for Prayuth

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha might not have intended to send any signals when he decided to choose Myanmar for his first visit to a foreign country, but his choice says a lot. Deputy Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai explained that Myanmar was chosen because this neighbouring country holds the rotating chairmanship of Asean. Asean is important […]

Myanmar’s ASEAN chairmanship tested by China sea spat

Surging tensions in the South China Sea dominated a meeting of Southeast Asia’s regional bloc Saturday, presenting a challenging diplomatic debut for Myanmar as it hosts the talks for the first time.  Guards of honour line up as Asian leaders arrive at the international airport in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw to attend the ASEAN Summit on […]

Asean Chair – Myanmar’s new challenge

YANGON – For years after joining the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in 1997, Myanmar was the regional albatross, dragging the group’s reputation down with its human rights record and refusal to ditch military rule.  The annual Southeast Asia summits, often lacking in other substance, became forums for western democracies and human rights groups […]

Myanmar ASEAN Summit: Invitation for Bids on Sponsorship Management Operator, Closing Date: 10th April, 2014

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar ASEAN Summit and related Summits Committee Sub-Committee on Logistics and Administration Invitation for Bids on Sponsorship Management Operator 1. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has assumed the Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2014 and will hold 24th […]

Myanmar to spend Ks 33.4 billion budget to host Asean Summits

President’s Office has allocated a budget of Ks 33.4 billion (US$34 million) to host Asean Summit after Myanmar took over Asean Chairmanship, a senior official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Friday. Aung Htoo, deputy director-general of Asean Affairs department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said he cannot be sure whether the […]