Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (196)

Pearse Doherty

Question:

196. Deputy Pearse Doherty asked the Taoiseach if he will confirm the discussions he had at the recent Davos summit with respect to investment in Myanmar and Burma; the persons with whom he had discussions; the nature of these discussions; and if he has committed to deliver any assistance to any party in respect of communications investment in Myanmar. [8629/13]

View answer

Written answers (Question to Taoiseach)

The opening up of Myanmar and prospects for development and investment there is an important global theme, which arose in various discussions in Davos. It is also part of the Government's ongoing consideration of international opportunities for trade and investment for Ireland. Last year's visit to Ireland by Aung San Suu Kyi was a signal of the important and positive reforms being made by the Myanmar government. These reforms should be welcomed as key building blocks to improved international relations. I did not make any commitment to deliver assistance to any party in respect of communications investment in Myanmar.