The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honourable Dato’ Seri Syed Hamid Albar, will be making a working visit to Myanmar from 23-25 March 2006.  He will be accompanied by several senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

2.        The visit to Myanmar is in accordance with the decision of the 11th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur from 11-12 December 2005 in welcoming the invitation by the Myanmar Government for the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia in his capacity as the Chairman of the ASEAN Standing Committee to visit Myanmar to obtain first hand information on the progress of the implementation of the reconciliation and democratization process in Myanmar.  

3.        During the visit, the Honourable Dato’ Seri Syed Hamid Albar will hold discussions with leaders of Myanmar and various representatives in the  reconciliation and democratization process in Myanmar.  

4.        The Honourable Dato’ Seri Syed Hamid Albar will brief the ASEAN Foreign Ministers on the outcome of his visit to Myanmar at their Retreat in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Wisma Putra
PUTRAJAYA
MALAYSIA

23 March 2006