Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is due to hold talks in Naypyidaw today with Myanmar's president Thein Sein.
Ms Bishop will also meet the foreign minister, education minister and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The minister arrived in Rangoon on Wednesday for her first official visit to Myanmar.
Ms Bishop says she will urge the Myanmar government to be inclusive and respect human rights as the nation moves towards democracy.
She says the current arms embargo imposed by Australia won't be discussed this time.
"But Australia was among the first nations to lift sanctions we have embraced Myanmar since 2011, although as I said we've had diplomatic relations continuously since 1952," she said.
During her three-day trip, Ms Bishop says she will strengthen Australia's support for education, economic development and empowerment of women in Myanmar.
Bishop to 'press for path to democracy'
In Rangoon, Ms Bishop has met with Australian business leaders, telling them the country has increased potential and opportunity for investment.
She has also sat down with members of the Rohingya Muslim community to talk about the continuing crisis in Rahkine state in western Myanmar.
Ms Bishop says she will raise human rights concerns directly with president Thein Sein and Ms Suu Kyi on Thursday.
"I will continue to press for a path to democracy that is inclusive that respects human rights and that empowers the entire community," she said.
Ms Bishop's visit comes as clashes erupted between Muslims and Buddhists in the country's second largest city Mandalay.
Police intervened to stop a crowd of more than 500 Buddhist men, armed with bamboo sticks and iron rods, from attacking a group of Muslims.
This year Myanmar, also known as Burma, is taking on the role of chairing the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), an honour the former pariah state has never held before.
Humanitarian disaster unfolding in Rakhine state
Sectarian violence in Rakhine state has driven more than 100,000 people from their homes in the past six months.
Myint Thein, a Rohingya from Rakhine state, says his community of 400,000 is now living in a camp where each family is given a space of two square metres to live in.
He says people living in camps are not able to be treated in time when they get ill and about 50 refugees have died in the past two years, many of them pregnant women.
Another Rohingya man tells a similar story of living in a nearby camp.
Shunned by the majority Buddhist community, Rohingya Muslims are largely without health care.
Earlier this year many non-governmental organisations were forced out of western Myanmar including Doctors Without Borders and Malteser International.
Malteser's country coordinator Johannes Kaltenbach says the NGO was attacked in March for removing a Buddhist flag from its headquarters.
He says the group's 200 Rohingya patients are now left to fend for themselves.