China will kick start a truck manufacturing line in Burma. Chinese investments helped boost bilateral trade between the two nations by 50% in 2010, with China eclipsing Thailand as the largest investor in Burma. China injected $US9.603 billion in the Burmese economy over a 20-year period compared to Thailand’s $9.568 billion.
The newly-appointed secretary- general of the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation), Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed of Maldives, assumed office at the SAARC Secretariat in the Nepali capital Kathmandu on Wednesday. Ms. Saeed is the tenth secretary-general of SAARC and the first woman to occupy this prestigious position.
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