Two pro-government television channels say that "positive results" could come out of negotiations between Myanmar's military chief and Aung San Suu Kyi on suspending a constitutional clause that prevents her from becoming the president.
Myanmar`s main opposition party has launched an election manifesto that pledges to retain a "dignified" role for the military as a defender of democracy and consolidate government ministries to save costs.
Myanmar's Parliament on Thursday dealt a decisive blow to Aung San Suu Kyi's hopes for changing the junta-era constitution that bars her from the presidency ahead of landmark elections, voting down a bill that would have ended the military's effective veto on charter change.
China`s Prime Minister Li Keqiang proposed a "friendship" treaty with Southeast Asian countries on Thursday but reiterated that territorial disputes in the South China Sea should be settled directly between the countries involved.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the Myanmar government on Wednesday he is concerned about the welfare of the country`s Rohingya Muslims and asked officials to ensure access for UN agencies delivering humanitarian assistance to them.