附件一:U Zaw Phyo Win先生发言稿英文
Speech at the East Asia Summit Higher
ducation Cooepration Forum
U Zaw Phyo Win
Consul General of the Union of Myanmar in Kunming
(October 13-15，2010 Kunming，Yunnan，China)
Ladies and Gentlemen，
I would like to expressmy warmest appreciation to the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China and theDepartment of Education of the People's Govemment of Yunnan Province for kind invitation and warmwelcome extended tome and for the excellantarrangementsmade for the successful holding of this important forumin Kunming.
I also wish to take this opportuntty to express my gratitude to the Organizing Committee of East Asia Summit Higher Education Cooperation Forumwith the aimof promoting the higher education cooperation in East Asian countries.
On entering the Twenty First century，the whole world is advancing from the information age to the knloedge age，that is，the Education age.
In the Education age，“Education for all”is meeting the basic learning needs of human beings.“Education for all”becomes the cause and concern of each and every individual in reality.
Consequently，Human Resource Development is being given emphasis and priority in today's human society.
In the Union ofMyanmar，the Ministry of Education in consonantwith the motto building a modern，developed nation through education，has adopted an effective agenda and appropriate strategies to harness education for the advancement of the nation.The uplift of education quality is regarded and accepted as the most important，fundamental and decisive factor for the stability，perpetuity and modernity of the country and the people.
It is our honest desire and fervent hope that all those concerned could practically implement the aimsuccessfully through further research and sahring of ideas and experiences among the participants of this forum.
In Myanmar，Thirty-Year Long-TermEducation Development Plan was launched in 2001 and it covers the period from2001-2002 financial year to 2030-2031 financial year.There are 12 visions and 36 programmes in Higher Education Sub-sector of the Thirty-Year Long-TermEducation Development Plan for the Following areas:
1.Human Resource Development;
2.Utilization of Technology;
3.Expansion of Research;
4.Development of a Lifelong Learning Society;
5.Promotion of the Quality of Education;
6.Preservation of National Identity and National Values.
The component of the plan for the higher education sub-sector was formulated to develop an open education system.
The Seminars related to the promotion of higher education held between 1997 and 2002 are importantmilestones in the annals of the education sector. Those seminars had a great impact on the crafting of higher education to satisfy the damand for better qualified human resource to meet the new challenges stemming fromthe increasing demand for higher education，the emergence of newmodalities of learning and the need to bemore responsive to the needs of amodernizing economy.
To betetr facilitate education promotion endeavours，the thirty-year plan has beenmerged with the special four-year plan.Itgave impetus to higher educations to formlinkages and collaborations with international higher education institutions and research organizations in order to harness both local nad foreign sources for the development of higher education sub-sector.
These collaborations were in the forms of MOUS，training programmes，workshops and seminars conducted by foreign institutions，joint research programmes and invitations to participate in scholarship programmes abroad.
Myanmar will continue its participation in promoting the higher education cooperation and development programmes being undertaken in the(10+6) countries within the East Asia Summit Framework.
The enhanced higher education cooperation among the East Asian countries provides their education sectors the opportinity to share experiences and ideas and boost the education development activities.
I amconfident that East Asia Summit Higher Education Cooepration Forum will contribute to facilitate the exchanges among the East Asia(10+6)Countriesmore effectively than before.
I sincerely hope that under the able and eise guidance of the ministry of education of the People's Republic of China and the People's Government of Yunnan Province，East Asia Summit Higher Education Cooperation Forumand the related activities will be sucessful and enable us to implement future programmes.
I wish to take this opportunity to thank the Governmentof the People's Republic of China and the People's Government of Yunnan Province and the delegates fromthe(10+6)countries for the cooperation and support that they have extended to this forum.