Saturday, October 27, 2007

Singapore, Japan seek stability in Myanmar

Source: Agence France Presse via ABC-CBN News

Singapore's foreign minister said Saturday the city-state and Japan were seeking a change in policy but not of regime in military-run Myanmar, according to a report.

Foreign Minister George Yeo was visiting Tokyo, a key donor to Myanmar, in the wake of the junta's crackdown on anti-government protests that left at least 13 people dead.

"We had a meeting of minds on all the main issues, that what we seek is not a regime change but a change of policy," Yeo told Kyodo News after talks with his Japanese counterpart Masahiko Komura.

"As neighboring countries, we'll be affected if Myanmar dissolves into chaos, so we have a very strong interest in seeing stability and progress leading to democracy and development," he was quoted as saying.

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