Singapore has invited Burma's military leader Senior General Than Shwe for an official visit to the city-state.
According to a Singapore Foreign Ministry statement today, Singapore's Foreign Minister George Yeo extended the official invitation from Singaporean President S.R. Nathan during a meeting with a top Burmese official.
Yeo met with (the Secretary of State Peace and Development Council) Lieutenant General Thein Sein today as part of a three-day visit to the military-ruled country.
The statement said the two discussed bilateral ties and exchanged views on forging closer economic exchanges, particularly in the area of trade and investment.
It says Thein Sein proposed that Burma could become a long-term supplier to Singapore of construction materials. He also encouraged Singaporean companies to invest in Burma.