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Myanmar's 1st Vice President in Singapore for state visit

Myanmar's 1st Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham, who is in Singapore for a state visit, met with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong at the Istana on Monday.

SINGAPORE: Myanmar has expressed keen interest in Singapore's healthcare and education policies.

The two topics were widely discussed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Myanmar's 1st Vice President Dr Sai Mauk Kham, who is in Singapore for a state visit.

Dr Sai met with Mr Lee at the Istana on Monday (July 14), where they both affirmed the warm and long-standing bilateral relations as well as the growing people-to-people ties between both countries.

The Myanmar leader also met Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. They had an extensive exchange on Myanmar's domestic developments and socio-economic reforms.

Dr Sai thanked PM Lee and ESM Goh for Singapore's support of Myanmar's development through the Singapore-Myanmar Technical Cooperation Programme, which was launched during Myanmar President Thein Sein's visit to Singapore in 2012.

Both Mr Lee and Mr Goh informed Dr Sai that the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute in Yangon will commence classes next year and assured Dr Sai that Singapore's support for Myanmar's development would continue. 

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