Myanmar President Htin Kyaw in India: Two neighbours ink four key pacts

This is the first presidential visit from Myanmar to India after Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) came to power

IANS August 29, 2016 15:33:04 IST
Myanmar President Htin Kyaw in India: Two neighbours ink four key pacts

New Delhi: India and Myanmar on Monday signed four agreements following bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Myanmar President Htin Kyaw in New Delhi.

"Moving Forward with Myanmar! PM an President witness the exchange of 4 agreements between the two sides," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted.

The first agreement pertains to construction of 69 bridges on the Tamu-Kalewa section of the trilateral highway connecting India, Myanmar and Thailand.

The second agreement is on upgrading the Kalewa-Yargi section of the trilateral highway.

The third agreement is on cooperation in the field of renewable energy, while the fourth agreement is on cooperation in the field of traditional medicines

This is the first presidential visit from Myanmar to India after Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) came to power in March this year.

President Kyaw, who is on a four-day visit, was in Bodh Gaya in Bihar on Saturday and later visited the Taj Mahal in Agra on Sunday.

Prior to the meeting with Modi on Monday, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on President Kyaw.

Earlier in the day, the visiting dignitary was accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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