Social business shows way of development in Myanmar

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus discussed the role of social business in the development of Myanmar with the country’s ministers, senior government officials and members of parliament on the final day of his three-day visit there.

He was received at the conference venue by Myanmar’s two Union Ministers U Tin Naing Thein and U Soe Thein, who are referred to as “super ministers” as each of them oversees five or six ministries and are based in the president’s office.

Naing Thein had been a retired brigadier general in the Myanmar army and a former commerce minister. A retired Vice Admiral, Soe Thein had previously served Myanmar Navy as the Commander in Chief.

The meeting was attended by more than 100 senior representatives of various ministries, including national planning and economy, finance and agriculture. Representatives from NLD, the leading opposition party led by Aung San Suu Kyi, were also present, Yunus Centre in Dhaka said in a statement yesterday.

Source: The Daily Star (link opens in a new window)

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