LDP's Komura to visit Myanmar next week

Liberal Democratic Party Vice President Masahiko Komura will make a five-day visit to Myanmar from Sunday and meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday, the ruling party said Friday.

Komura will discuss with Suu Kyi Japan's support for legislative improvement toward democratization in the Southeast Asian country. The LDP is also arranging a meeting between Komura and President Thein Sein.

On the basis of the talks, the Japanese government plans to work out measures to help Myanmar improve economic legislation and foster judiciary and legal experts.

Komura will be accompanied by Norio Munakata, special adviser to the Cabinet and former head of the Nagoya High Public Prosecutors' Office.