Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Malaysia: Keep Burma Politics out of Asean-EU Free Trade Talks

Source: Associated Press via Irrawaddy News

Burma's political crisis should not be used an excuse to hold up a proposed free trade pact between Europe and Southeast Asian nations, Malaysia's trade minister has said.

Negotiations must be free of political meddling and a constructive engagement is a better way to persuade military-ruled Burma to open up, Rafidah Aziz was quoted by national news agency Bernama as saying Monday while on a trade mission in Frankfurt.

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