PM Modi congratulates newly-elected Myanmar president, U Htin Kyaw

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated U Htin Kyaw on being elected Myanmar's new president, saying both leaders will work together to strengthen bi-lateral relations.

Narendra Modi. Getty Images

Narendra Modi. Getty Images

Myanmar's parliament on Tuesday elected U Htin Kyaw of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party of Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi as the new president. He will be the first civilian to lead the country after over 50 years of military rule.

U Htin Kyaw, a 69-year-old academic, is known as a long-time and close associate of NLD leader Suu Kyi.

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