The move was demonstrated via the ongoing visitby Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr to Myanmar where he heldtalks with top officials of the host country on July 10.
During talks with President U Thein Sein in the capital Naypyidaw,host and guest discussed measures aimed at boosting investment, tradeand aid as well as efforts to end ethnic conflicts in Myanmar.
In addition, the two sides put the gravity of discussion on ways to raise living standards of Myanmar’s people.
Canberra plans to lift its development aid for Myanmar toabout 90 million USD by 2015, more than double its 2012 level, targetingeducation in the benefiting country.
Australiaalso announced that it would ease restrictions on defence cooperationand appoint a new defence attaché in Myanmar .
OnJuly 11, Foreign Minister Carr is scheduled to visit the commercial hubYangon where he will discuss efforts to preserve the city’s historicarchitecture before wrapping his visit up.
This isthe second visit by Carr to Myanmar since June, 2012. In theprevious visit, the government of Australia announced the removal ofits sanctions on tourism and finance against Myanmar , but said itsarms embargo would remain.-VNA