Published on : Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Strengthening the bilateral relations between the countries, Singapore and Myanmar has decided for visa exemption to its residents visiting each other’s country for visits of up to 30 days. The visa-exemption will come into effect from Dec 1.
The announcement was made on the first day of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s official visit to Myanmar which kicked off Tuesday (Jun 7).
During his meeting with Myanmar’s President Htin Kyaw and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, Lee congratulated both on the country’s successful elections last November.
Both sides also talked about how to spur tourist flows between Singapore and Myanmar, in light of greater air links built between the two.
On supporting Myanmar’s development, Prime Minister Lee updated Ms Suu Kyi on the progress of the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute located in Yangon. The institute, which trains about 800 students annually in areas like hospitality and tourism, engineering and electronics, started operations late last year. It offers 10 courses, each lasting six months.
The first batch of about 400 students graduated last month. Top graduates of the institute will be offered internships in Singapore.