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‘India to stand by new Myanmar Govt’

PM says that he is looking forward to receiving Suu Kyi in Goa next month for Goa summit

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Sep 8 2016 1:17PM | Updated Date: Sep 8 2016 1:17PM

‘India to stand by new Myanmar Govt’

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday India will always stand by the new government in Myanmar.

 
He said this during a meeting with country’s Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi in  Vientiane (Laos) on the sidelines of the 14th India-ASEAN Summit and the 11th East Asia Summit.
 
"Prime Minister complimented Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the victory of the NLD in the elections," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson told press persons after the meeting. 
 
"The Prime Minister said India would always stand with the government and people of Myanmar as the new government strives to fulfill the aspirations of the people," he added.
 
The PM also said that he was looking forward to receiving Suu Kyi in Goa next month for the BRICS-Bimstec Outreach Summit. 
 
India has assumed the chairmanship of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa). It has also invited the leaders of the Bimstec (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries for the summit.