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Burma Down to ‘Fine Points’ in Asean Chairmanship Preparations

18 June 2013

Burma is down to hammering out “the small and fine points” as the country prepares to take up the Asean chairmanship next year, Burma’s ambassador to Indonesia told The Jakarta Post. “In September, everything will be perfect,” the Indonesian daily quoted Min Lwin as saying. Central to the chairmanship is Burma’s hosting of a series of conferences and the annual Asean summit. The Burma Foreign Ministry’s deputy director general of ASEAN affairs, Aung Htoo, said a new convention center, transportation system and accommodations in the capital Naypyidaw would help ensure the successful hosting of the chairmanship.