A Burmese state-run newspaper reports Burma's Prime Minister General Soe Win will represent his nation at the 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in the Philippines next week.
The state-sponsored "New Light of Myanmar" reports today that the prime minister and a delegation from Burma's military government will attend the summit as well as several sideline meetings to be held in the central Philippine province of Cebu.
The summit runs from December 10th through the 14th, but no specific dates were announced for the Burmese delegation's trip.
Last week, Burma's military leader, General Than Shwe, had informed Philippine officials that he would not be attending the summit because he is focusing on drafting Burma's new constitution.
This is the second year in a row the Burmese leader has decided not to attend the organization's summit, instead sending a representative.