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India, Myanmar review 'complete range' of bilateral ties, exchange views on high-level visits, defence and border management

New Delhi: The entire gamut of bilateral ties, including issues related to boundary, security and defence, were discussed in the 17th round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Myanmar, the Ministry of External Affairs has said.

In the meeting held on Thursday, the Indian side was led by Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, while U Myint Thu, Permanent Secretary, Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs led the other side.

Sushma Swaraj

File image of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. AP

"During the discussions, the two sides reviewed the complete range of bilateral relations, including high-level visits, security and defence-related issues, boundary matters and border management, trade and commerce, development cooperation, connectivity, cultural and consular matters.

"They also exchanged views on sub-regional, regional and global issues of mutual interest," a statement from the external affairs ministry said.

In May, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had paid a two-day visit to Myanmar, during which she met the country's president U Win Myint and, State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.

During her visit, boundary and border related issues, peace and security matters, developments in the Rakhine State, including return of displaced Rohingya, India's development assistance to Myanmar, ongoing projects, and other issues of mutual interest were discussed.

Updated Date: Jun 08, 2018 14:03 PM

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