Denmark will help ensure growth and peace in Myanmar

Danmarks statsminister Lars Løkke Rasmussen på pressmöte vid Nordiska rådets session i Stockholm 2009
The Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

Over the next four years, Denmark will send millions of Danish kroner to Myanmar to help ensure growth and peace.

The Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, met the Foreign Minister of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, on Monday 26 September 2016 at the UN’s General Assembly in New York. In this context, he announced that Denmark will contribute 470 million DKK to Myanmar the next four years to help ensure growth and peace in the country.

“Aung San Suu Kyi is one of our time’s biggest liberators who has lived through a lot in her fight for democracy,” says Lars Løkke Rasmussen to the Danish newspaper Information.

“Denmark has supported the democratic forces in Myanmar in decades, and now it is going in the right direction,” says the Prime Minister.

It is the first real beneficiary program for the cooperation between the two countries. The program is to support the positive democratic transition process that has taken place in Myanmar over the past years.

Source: Information

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