NAY PYI TAW, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar Union Minister of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun called for clear and open discussions at the 2nd Development Effectiveness Roundtable which kicked off in Myanmar’s capital Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.
U Thaung Tun, in his capacity as the vice chair of the Development Assistance Coordination Unit (DACU), stressed that the mobilization and coordination of a wide variety of sources of development finance are required to achieve the vision set forth within the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan.
He said that poverty in Myanmar is on the decline, access to education and life-saving medicines is on the rise, and a second wave of social and economic reforms is underway, while economic growth remains strong by both regional and global standards.
“The progress could not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of those gathered here today,” said the minister, adding that Myanmar government reaffirms its commitment to working with all like-minded partners from domestic and international civil society and private sectors, for transparency and effectiveness in the delivery of development assistance.
Set to last for two days, the roundtable features discussion sessions involving local officials, foreign diplomats, experts and representatives from both home and abroad.