President Thein Sein of Myanmar has launched a campaign in Oslo, Norway and later much of Europe to strengthen ties between his nation and the west, with stops planned for Finland, Austria and Italy amongst others. Bringing with him to office a host of sweeping reforms, the Myanmar president has been met with resounding support from the west for the liberalization of his country.
Myanmar President Thein Sein on Tuesday, February 26, met Norway's prime minister as he kicked off a milestone 10-day visit to Europe aimed at forging stronger ties between the former pariah state and the West.
After meeting Jens Stoltenberg, the former general called for more cooperation between the two countries, which are both rich in energy resources but at very different stages of development.
"We wish to learn from you the manners in which we can manage these resources to the benefit of our people," he said.
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