EU/Myanmar Task Force: round tables of the Inter-Parliamentary Session, the Economic Session and the Political Session

Type: Report   Reference: I-083629   Duration: 10:02:59  Lieu:
End production: 15/11/2013   First transmission: 15/11/2013
The first EU/Myanmar Task Force took place in Yangon and Naypyidaw, in Myanmar/Burma, from 13 to 15 November 2013. The purpose of the Task Force is to provide comprehensive support to the transition in Myanmar/Burma by bringing together all of the tools and mechanisms – both political and economic (development aid, peace process support, investments) – available to the EU. On 15 November, Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development, Dacian Cioloş, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, participated in several meetings in Naypyidaw: the Inter-Parliamentary Session, the Economic Session and the Political Session.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 EU/Myanmar Task Force Economic Session, in Naypyidaw: general view of the round table 00:00:04
10:00:09 Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, and Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the EC 00:00:04
10:00:14 Dacian Cioloş, Member of the EC in charge of Agriculture and Rural Development, and Andris Piebalgs, Member of the EC in charge of Development 00:00:04
10:00:19 Catherine Ashton and U Soe Thein, Minister of the President's Office of Myanmar/Burma 00:00:04
10:00:23 Members of the EP 00:00:03
10:00:27 Antonio Tajani, Catherine Ashton and U Soe Thein 00:00:03
10:00:31 SOUNDBITE by Antonio Tajani (in ENGLISH) saying that Myanmar is a big opportunity for Europe, for the European companies; saying that he signed 3 agreements: the first on small and medium sized enterprises, the second on raw materials and the third on tourism; the number of tourists coming from Myanmar in Europe is important, but it is possible to have more European tourists in Myanmar; saying that he also met Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy of Myanmar/Burma; it is very important to cooperate with her on transparency, new rules, before the general election in Myanmar; saying that he also met U Thein Sein, President of Myanmar/Burma; the good news is that there is business for Europeans to do in Myanmar. 00:00:44
10:01:15 Inter-Parliamentary Session: general views (3 shots) 00:00:11
10:01:26 Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chairperson and General Secretary of the National League for Democracy of Myanmar/Burma (2 shots) 00:00:07
10:01:33 Thura U Shwe Mann, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Myanmar/Burma 00:00:02
10:01:36 General shots of the Inter-Parliamentary Session (5 shots) 00:00:18
10:01:54 SOUNDBITE by Dacian Cioloş (in ENGLISH) on the purpose of his visit and EU expectations in agriculture: saying that the main challenge is to see how they will manage the land; Myanmar/Burma has a legislation about land management, but the social pressure is very high; before investing economically in utilization of this land, it is very important to know how to manage the interests of local communities to use this land for their own development; the objective is also to stimulate foreign investment in agriculture and to use the land as a resource in order to stimulate foreign investment. 00:00:43
10:02:38 Panel of the Political Session 00:00:03
10:02:41 Catherine Ashton and U Aung Min, Minister of the President's Office of Myanmar/Burma 00:00:04
10:02:45 Cutaway of the round table 00:00:03
10:02:48 Daw Aung San Suu Kyi 00:00:03
10:02:51 Isabelle Durant, Vice-President of the EP 00:00:04
10:02:55 Dacian Cioloş and Andris Piebalgs 00:00:03
10:02:59 Round table of the Political Session (4 shots) 00:00:13
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