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Submitted by moiuser4 on 12 June 2024

MYANMAR delegation led by State Administration Council Member Deputy Prime Minister Union Minister for Transport and Communications General Mya Tun Oo attended the 27th St Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2024) in the Russian Federation from 5 to 8 June, and arrived back on 10 June.

On 5 June, the Myanmar delegation met Mr Sergei Yurievich Glazyev, Minister in Charge for Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), and discussed the enhancement of trading and investment between Myanmar and EAEU members, study on regional economic integration of EAEU and cooperation work through Memorandum of Cooperation between Myanmar and EEC.

At noon, the delegation also met Mr Anton Kobyakov, adviser to the Russian president and president of the Roscongress Foundation, and a representative of the Roscongress Foundation separately. They openly discussed progress in cooperation work with the Roscongress Foundation.

On 6 June, the General met with Russian Economic Development Minister Mr. Maksim Reshetnikov and exchanged views on work plans to be carried out based on meeting minutes of the fourth meeting of the Inter-Governmental Russian-Myanmar Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation held in January 2024 in Russia, progresses in Myanmar-Russia Economic Cooperation and implementation of the roadmap for cooperation between the two countries.

During the meeting with Mr Igor Levitin, Adviser to the Russian President for transport and infrastructure, the two sides discussed the promising cooperation on transport and other sectors of Myanmar.

The Myanmar delegation joined the dinner party hosted by Russia-ASEAN Business Council Chairman Mr Ivan Viktorovich Polyakov to discuss economic cooperation between Russia and ASEAN, as well as the enhancement of trading, investment, and economic cooperation between Myanmar and Russia.

On 7 June, the Myanmar delegation met Russian Transport Minister Mr Roman Vladimirovich Starovoyt, and their discussion focused on cooperation in the transport sector between Myanmar and Russia, flight services between the two countries, and collaboration in rail transport.

During the forum days, the Union ministers attended as panellists, and Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Dr Kan Zaw participated under the EAEU-ASEAN Business Dialogue theme on 6 June, while Union Minister for Health Dr Thet Khaing Win under The Economic of Health: Effectively Managing Health and Improving Quality of Life on 7 June.

Union Minister for Health Dr Thet Khaing Win met Russian Health Minister Dr Mikhail Murashko and discussed bilateral cooperation in health sectors, drafting of the framework on cooperation, joint healthcare service for cancer at Taunggyi Sao San Tun Hospital, Russian-made cancer medicines distribution and production in Myanmar.

Similarly, the Myanmar delegation attended the Main Forum-Plenary Session of the 27th St Petersburg International Economic Forum on 7 June.

At the meeting, Russian President Mr Vladimir Putin delivered a speech and led the forum. Bolivian President Mr Luis Arce and Zimbabwean President Mr Emmerson Mnangagwa participated in the discussion.

On 6 and 7 June, the Myanmar delegation also met officials of Russian PJSC Gazprom Company, FESCO Transport & Logistics Company, Business Russia, and Aquarius Technology Company to discuss investment in Myanmar’s energy sector, cooperation work in the transport and logistics sector, digitalization, digital economic, cybersecurity and information.