Saturday, November 17, 2007

US to Discuss Trade, Myanmar With ASEAN

Source: Associated Press via Forbes

A U.S. envoy will discuss trade issues with Southeast Asian economic ministers gathering in Singapore next week, and also urge the region to pressure military-ruled Myanmar toward democracy, the U.S. Embassy said Friday.

U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab arrives in Singapore Sunday for a two-day visit to meet with economic ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, a regional grouping starting its annual summit Monday in Singapore.

"ASEAN countries together are our fifth largest trading partner, and Southeast Asia is one of the most rapidly growing, economically vibrant regions in the world," Schwab was quoted as saying in a statement issued by the U.S. Embassy in the city-state.

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