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A toast to an old friend and key partner

Prime Minister Lee (centre) speaking to Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the dinner hosted in his honour by President Htin Kyaw (extreme right) on Tuesday. The Singapore leader's visit to Myanmar coincides with the 50th anniversary of the establishing of Singapore-Myanmar diplomatic ties.

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

MYANMAR is both an "old friend" and "important partner" for Singapore, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday, the first day of his official visit to the country.

Speaking at a dinner hosted in his honour at the presidential palace in Nay Pyi Taw, he...

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