Will Discuss Counter-Terrorism, Trade, Investment In Myanmar: PM Modi


New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that security and counter-terrorism, trade and investment, skill development, infrastructure and energy, and culture are the key issues to be discussed during his three-day Myanmar visit.

Prime Minister Modi will visit Myanmar on 5-7 September. He had visited Myanmar earlier in 2014 for the ASEAN-India Summit, but this will be his first bilateral visit.

In a Facebook post, the Prime Minister said, “I am looking forward to meeting President U Htin Kyaw as also Her Excellency Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of President’s Office. I have had the opportunity for discussions with both dignitaries during their visits to India in 2016.”

The post further added: “We will also look at strengthening our existing cooperation on security and counter-terrorism, trade and investment, skill development, infrastructure and energy, and culture.”

The Prime Minister further said that during his visit he will review developments in India-Myanmar bilateral relations and explore new areas in which both the nations can work together.

He further said that he will also review the extensive programme of development cooperation and socio-economic assistance that India is undertaking in Myanmar.

Prime Minister Modi further informed that he will also pay a visit to the famed heritage city of Bagan, where the “Archaeological Survey of India has done stellar work on renovating the Ananda Temple”.

He said that he is also looking forward to visit Yangon, where he will visit various historical spots that symbolize the shared heritage of India and Myanmar.

Prime Minister Modi also expressed eagerness in meeting and interacting with the Indian-origin community of Myanmar, whose history goes back more than a century.

He further expressed confidence that the visit will open a bright new chapter in India- Myanmar relations and will help in charting a roadmap for closer cooperation between both the countries.

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