President Lee Myung-Bak visited Myanmar after Korea, Japan, China trilateral summit.
Lee's visit is a a historic one, becoming the first Korean leader to travel to Myanmar since a visiting South Korean president survived an assassination attempt nearly three decades ago. Lee became the first Korea president to return to the country since the 1983 Rangoon bombing.
Myanmar has closed all ties with North Korea after the Rangoon incident, but started making efforts to restore foreign relations with North Korea. However, from this visit, we believe that South Korea will offer alternatives and pass on development know-how to Myanmar, who is in need for a partner on development, economic growth and democratiziation as well as encourage them to stop military cooperation with North Korea.
It is good to see that president Lee is putting a lot of effort to bring peace and stability the Korean peninsula, and for a world-wide economic development.