PM Modi Meets Aung San Suu Kyi ; India-Myanmar sign 11 agreements

Modi Aung San Suu Ky

New Delhi, Sep 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held delegation level talks with Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw, post both the countries signed 11 agreements. 

Later, duo issued a joint statement in which Indian Prime Minister said both countries had similar security concerns and that it was important for them to work together. While Myanmar State Councillor stated “together we will ensure that terror is not allowed to take roots in our country, on our soil or in neighboring countries.”

Speaking on ongoing in Rakhine, Prime Minister Modi said: “We share your concerns about extremist violence in Rakhine state and the violence against security forces and also how innocent lives have been affected. We hope that all stakeholders together can find a way out in which unity and territorial integrity of Myanmar is respected.”

On other hand, MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted “We would like to contribute to Myanmar’s development efforts as part of our ‘Sabka saath sabka vikaas’ initiative.”

PM also stressed on India’s “Act East” and “Neighbourhood First” policies for economic growth and stability in the region.

Here we have enlisted eleven agreements singed between India and Mayanmar : 

  • A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Election Commission of India and Union Election of Myanmar.
  • India and Myanmar also signed a cultural exchange programme for the years 2017 to 2020.
  • Two MoUs on  maritime security coperation and sharing of white shipping information.
  • Technical agreement was also signed for providing coastal surveillance system.
  • An MoU was signed on cooperation between Myanmar Press Council and the Press Council of India.
  • Two MoUs on establishment of the India-Myanmar Centre for Enhancement of IT Skill and the Myanmar Institute of Information Technology (MIIT) were extended.
  • Two other MoUs were signed on medical products regulation and in the field of health and medicine.
  • Another MoU was signed on enhancing cooperation for upgrade of the Women’s Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar.

Modi, who is on a three-day visit to Myanmar, yesterday received a ceremonial welcome from country’s President Htin Kyaw, before two inspected the guard of honour.

After this, both the leaders discussed steps to deepen India and Myanmar’s historical relationship.

Wefornews Bureau 

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