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Foreign Minister to visit China, Japan

Posted by jtsmyth8 on October 24, 2007

Foreign Minister George Yeo will visit China and Japan from Thursday to Saturday for for informal consultations on Myanmar, said a statement from the Foreign Minstry on Wednesday. Mr Minister Yeo will meet Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Friday in Beijing and Japanese Foreign MinisterMasahiko Koumura Saturday in Tokyo.

He will exchange views with his counterparts on how regional countries can support a genuine process of peaceful reconciliation in Myanmar and support UN Secretary General’s Special Advisor Mr Ibrahim Gambari in his mission as mediator.

Myanmar will be an important item on the agenda during the East Asia Summit on Nov 21 in Singapore.

Minister Yeo will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

(source)

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