Visiting French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said his country would raise 200 million euros for Burma to support development efforts in the formerly military ruled country.
The German discussed the mandate that his team has been issued, and how they will use it to contribute to electoral fairness in Burma.
The group was expected to travel across 14 states in Burma, and operate for around five to six weeks.
Corruption, environmental damage, and conflict: the effect of forestry clearance in Burma, say a US-based organisation.
The Archbishop of Rangoon, Charles Maung Bo, is officially a cardinal after his elevation at a ceremony at St Peter’s Basilica on the weekend.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha will visit Burma on 9 and 10 October and then attend the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Italy on 16 and 17 October.