Pres. Duterte Pledges $300,000 (P15-Million) to Myanmar as Humanitarian Assistance

The Philippines made the biggest donation so far by an ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nation) member to Myanmar as part of the country's humanitarian aid. Pres. Rody Duterte handed over the US $300,000 to democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi during his state visit to our neighboring country.

Pres. Duterte and the People of the Philippines' $300,000 donation (approximately P15 Million) is part of the Philippines humanitarian assistance to Myanmar's violence-hotbed Rakhine State.

The pledge is part of the country's commitment to extend help to our ASEAN neighbors, it can be recalled that Myanmar was also one of the first to help the Philippines when we were hit by supertyphoon Yolanda in 2013.

Myanmar's former President U Thein Sein became the first head of state who visited Bantayan Island in northern Cebu, one of the islands devastated by supertyphoon Yolanda.

Aside from the US $300,000 humanitarian aid to Myanmar, Pres. Duterte also discussed agricultural education and technology. Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed interest in pineapple fiber, the same fiber that used on Pres. Duterte's shoes.

Pres. Duterte capped off his two-day official visit in Myanmar after he met with the country's two highest officials on Monday to forge deeper bilateral ties and cooperation in food production.

The Philippine President received a warm welcome at he Presidential Palace, where he sat down with President U Htin Kyaw. Pres. Duterte expressed support for Myanmar's efforts to seek regional peace.

Myanmar's President Htin Kyaw thanked the Philippines for its assistance and congratulated Duterte for his upcoming anniversary as president. The President of Myanmar also invited investors, delegates to visit their counterparts, and encouraged tour packages to his country.

Source: CNN Philippines

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