PM Modi laudes Aung San Suu Kyi’s leadership to take Myanmar forward

19 October, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi’s leadership and commitment to take Myanmar forward on its journey to peace, national reconciliation and socio-economic development.

Modi said, her vision and success in establishing democracy has inspired people across the world.

India and Myanmar today agreed to enhance engagement in several areas including agriculture, renewable energy and power sector.

India will work on Varietal Development or on development of forming a variety and Seed Production Centre in Yezin in Myanmar to enhance the quality of seeds.

In a press statement after delegation level talks with visiting State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, the two countries will also work to develop a mutually beneficial arrangement for trade in pulses.

India has offered to scale up the power supply from Moreh in Manipur to Tamu in Myanmar and will partner in a pilot LED electrification project. The two sides agreed for close security coordination in border areas keeping in view the sensitivity of each other’s strategic interests.

In her press statement, Aung San Suu Kyi said her country has always admired India for being the greatest democracy in the world. She hoped that both the countries can overcome challenges. She said India with its experiences can help Myanmar’s endeavours in all key areas.

Earlier, the two countries signed three Memorandum of Understanding, MoUs including in the areas of power and banking. Later, in a joint statement, both sides condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Both countries also called for expeditious finalization of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism presently being negotiated in the United Nations.

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