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Press Release-Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar to India(24 January, 2012)

Press Release-Visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar to India

The visiting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, His Excellency Mr. Wunna Maung Lwin, called on the Prime Minister today. Later, delegation level talks were held between the External Affairs Minister and the Foreign Minister of Myanmar.

2. The two sides positively assessed the development in bilateral relations after the landmark State Visit of the President of Myanmar to India in October last year. Both sides discussed measures to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation, including in the areas of trade and commerce, security, agriculture, health, culture, science and technology, human resource development and capacity building. The Indian side reiterated its continued support for infrastructure development and cooperation projects for the benefit of the people of Myanmar. The two Foreign Ministers underlined the significance of such projects which could improve connectivity between India and the other countries of South East Asia through Myanmar.


3. India welcomed the steps being taken by the Government of Myanmar towards national reconciliation and democratic transition. India also expressed its support for Myanmar to continue playing its due role among the comity of nations.

4. The Foreign Minister of Myanmar would be delivering a lecture on the subject “Myanmar: A Country in Transition to Democracy” at the Indian Council of World Affairs on January 25, 2012.

New Delhi
January 24, 2012