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India, Myanmar sign three agreements

PM Modi and Aung San Suu Kyi discuss India-Myanmar ties; talk on border security, development

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Publish Date: Oct 19 2016 4:21PM | Updated Date: Oct 19 2016 4:24PM

India, Myanmar sign three agreements

Myanmar Foreign Minister and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is on a four-day visit to India. After attending the Brics-Bimstec Outreach Summit in Goa, the de facto leader of Myanmar met President Pranab Mukherjee and held talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday. She met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.

 

MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup called Suu Kyi "an old friend of the East" and tweeted that the Prime Minister and Myanmar State Counsellor are deliberating on the details of a developmental partnership.

Modi in the press conference welcomed Suu Kyi to her "second home" and said that her clear vision, mature leadership and struggle has inspired people across the world.

In his brief address, Modi announced India's cooperation programme and India will support its neighbour as Suu Kyi leads her country to become a "modern and prosperous nation". He said that the two countries have agreed on security coordination in border areas and sensitivity to each other's strategic interests.