Visit of Andris Piebalgs to Burma/Myanmar: 13/02/2012

Type: Report   Reference: I-072321   Duration: 10:04:07  Lieu:
End production: 13/02/2012   First transmission: 13/02/2012
Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, travelled to Naypyidaw, capital of Burma/Myanmar, and Yangon from 12 to 14 February 2012. In response to the impressive reform agenda which began to take shape there after the new civilian Government took office, Andris Piebalgs announced a new €150 million assistance package to support democratic reforms and inclusive development in the country. During his trip, Andris Piebalgs met with key implementing partners of the EU aid projects, visited an EU funded health clinic and spoke at the Development Policy Options Conference (with special reference to Education and Health), an event co-funded by the EU to explore how to promote inclusive human development and growth. Finally, he had the opportunity to discuss with U Shwe Mann, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Burma/Myanmar, in the presence of Dirk Niebel, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, U Thein Sein, President of Burma/Myanmar, U Mya Aye, Minister for Education of Burma/Myanmar, U Aung Min, Minister for Rail Transportation of Burma/Myanmar, in the presence of David Lipman, Head of Delegation of the EU to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Burma/Myanmar, and Pe Thet Khin, Minister for Health of Burma/Myanmar.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Exterior view of the Lower House of Representatives of the Parliament in Naypyidaw, Capital of Burma/Myanmar 00:00:08
10:00:13 Joint arrival of Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, and Dirk Niebel, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, inside the Lower House of Representatives of the Parliament 00:00:05
10:00:19 Dirk Niebel and Andris Piebalgs shaking hands with U Shwe Mann, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Burma/Myanmar (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:00:27 Round table with Andris Piebalgs, Dirk Niebel and U Shwe Mann (4 shots) 00:00:20
10:00:48 Lower House of Representatives of the Parliament (2 shots) 00:00:16
10:01:04 Residence of U Thein Sein, President of Burma/Myanmar 00:00:13
10:01:17 U Thein Sein welcoming and shaking hands with Andris Piebalgs and Dirk Niebel (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:01:31 Round table with Andris Piebalgs, Dirk Niebel and U Thein Sein (3 shots) 00:00:15
10:01:47 Andris Piebalgs and U Thein Sein showing a painting 00:00:03
10:01:50 Group photo (2 shots) 00:00:14
10:02:05 SOUNDBITE (in English) by Andris Piebalgs: basically, what we have been looking for is what are the chances for the continuation of reforms, how to further human rights' developments, and definitively what we believe is one of the most important parts: the by-elections on the 1st of April. And as my colleague said, it's also preparation for these elections, possibilities to participate in campaign and definitely, that the elections are free and fair. 00:00:27
10:02:32 Exterior view of the Myanmar International Convention Center 00:00:04
10:02:37 EU flag in front of the Myanmar International Convention Center 00:00:05
10:02:42 General view of the Conference on Development Policy Options with special reference to Education and Health in Myanmar 00:00:04
10:02:47 SOUNDBITE (in English) by Andris Piebalgs: my point is that the EU is very very much working in the process, what we called a joint programme, that you have a country's development plans and you try to build the donors support, the objectives in a rather coherent way. And I believe, at least, as the development aids streams are increasing, it is crucially important and that we will find the best possible form on how to work together to support the development process (3 shots). 00:00:29
10:03:16 Exterior view of the Ministry for Education in Burma/Myanmar 00:00:04
10:03:20 General view of the meeting with U Mya Aye, Minister for Education of Burma/Myanmar (2 shots) 00:00:09
10:03:30 Exterior view of the Ministry for Rail Transportation in Burma/Myanmar 00:00:03
10:03:33 U Aung Min, Minister for Rail Transportation of Burma/Myanmar, welcoming and shaking hands with Andris Piebalgs 00:00:03
10:03:36 Round table with U Aung Min, Andris Piebalgs and David Lipman, Head of Delegation of the EU to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Burma/Myanmar (2 shots) 00:00:06
10:03:42 Exterior view of the Ministry for Health in Burma/Myanmar 00:00:04
10:03:47 Pe Thet Khin, Minister for Health of Burma/Myanmar, shaking hands with Andris Piebalgs 00:00:03
10:03:51 SOUNDBITE (in English) by Andris Piebalgs: I did not promise anything because I have not the power. It's the 27 Member Countries that should agree on this. But I clearly said well, if the process continues, the sanctions will be lifted as soon as possible. 00:00:16
10:04:07 Exterior views of Naypyidaw (2 shots) 00:00:10
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