Your Excellency the Prime Minister of the Union of Myanmar,
Your Excellency the Foreign Minister of Singapore, representing ASEAN,
Your Excellency the Secretary-General of ASEAN,
Distinguished ladies and gentlemen,
Let us begin by paying our respects to the courage and the resilience of the people of Myanmar, who are suffering such hardship and terrible personal loss. We stand with them, as we do with the victims of the recent earthquake in China.