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Lee discuss ties with leaders of Malaysia, Myanmar

By Tuesday June 2nd, 2009 No Comments

JEJU ISLAND – President Lee Myung-bak and Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday agreed to push for cooperation in energy, green industries, information technology, finance and bio-businesses.

The meeting took place on the sidelines of a Korea-ASEAN summit to mark 20 years of relations.

Lee expressed the hope that Korean businesses will participate in infrastructure projects in Malaysia, Cheong Wa Dae said.

The Malaysian leader said he would consider the matter positively and invited Lee to visit his country next year to mark 50 years of diplomatic ties.

“They took special interest in joint energy development projects in third countries,” the presidential office said in a statement.

They also expressed concern over North Korea’s recent nuclear test.

Lee also discussed bilateral ties with Myanmar Prime Minister Thein Sei

He asked for support for Korean businesses seeking to venture into energy resources development and power plant construction in Myanmar.

He also promised to increase development assistance and invite more workers and students from the country.

“President Lee and Prime Minister Thein Sein agreed to work together to help expand trade and investment between the two countries while noting there was great potential for growth because of the complementary structures of their economies,” the presidential office said in a press release.

(jjhwang@heraldm.com)

Source : Korea Herald

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