Sign up | Log in



Home  >>   Daily News  >>   Philippines News  >>   Politics  >>   Aquino offers help to Myanmar’s transition to democracy
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs    18 June 2012

Aquino offers help to Myanmar’s transition to democracy


Philippine President Benigno Aquino yesterday told visiting Myanmar Foreign minister U Wunna Maung Lwin that the Philippines supports the reforms being undertaken by Yangon and offered the government’s help in its transition to democracy.

The minister, who was welcomed by the president in the Philippine Palace, arrived in Manila for the second meeting of the Philippines-Burma (Myanmar) Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation.

Communications secretary Ricky Carandang said the two leaders discussed the democratic reforms being undertaken in Myanmar.

Carandang told reporters that the president related the Philippines’ own transition to democracy and said Filipinos are ready to share their experience with Myanmar.

Carandang said that the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) issue was discussed in passing during the meeting.

"The President said that a resolution of the territorial issue would enhance stability in the entire region,” he said.

Carandang said the president did not ask Myanmar’s support on Manila’s ongoing dispute with China over the West Philippine Sea.

Both Manila and Beijing have overlapping territorial claims over all the islands in the region.

Both countries are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
  Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below




1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Today's  Stories    18 June 2012  Subsribe Now !
• Malaysia’s ICT training gets boost from ...
Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Siemens offers help to Malaysia in meeting...  Asean Affairs Premium

• Thai rice industry less competitive than in...

Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

•Textiles and Garments Industry

•Coffee industry

•Leather and footwear industry

•Shrimp industry

• Japanese top in making Malaysia second...
  Aquino offers help to Myanmar’s transition... 
• China pulling out ships from disputed shoal
• Cambodia, Vietnam to mark maritime ...
• Thai- US cooperation on military base in...

Asean Analysis              14 June   2012

Advertise Your Brand
• Asean Analysis- June 14, 2012  
  Sponsor Our Events

Asean Stock Watch    15 June   2012 

• Asean Stock Watch-June 15, 2012 p

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent

• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More


Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand