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India, Myanmar sign four pacts

This is the first presidential visit from Myanmar to India after Suu Kyi's NLD Party came to power in March

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Publish Date: Aug 29 2016 1:44PM | Updated Date: Aug 29 2016 4:07PM

India, Myanmar sign four pacts

India and Myanmar signed four pacts on Monday  after 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.

 

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

 

The second pact is on improving  Kalewa-Yargi section of the trilateral highway.

 

Third agreement is on cooperation in renewable energy, while the fourth deal was 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 Marc.

 

The visiting dignitary was accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan earlier in the day.