As India-Myanmar inked 3 major deals today, PM Narendra Modi and State Counsellor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi also held bilateral talks about strengthening relations between the two neighbours.
PM Modi welcomed Aung Suu and said it is her second home and it’s our honor for us to recieve her in India. Modi extended his support to Myanmar and said ”As you lead Myanmar to become a modern and prosperous nation, India and its friendship will stand with you in full support & solidarity.” He futher added that India has a robust development cooperation programme with Myanmar.
Aung Suu also retaliated Modi’s warmth by saying that Myanmar has always admired India for being the greatest democracy in the world and they are confident that the two countries can together overcome all challenges. ”The time has come for us to say that, yes we can do this” the State Counsellor said.
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Talking about the trade deals, Modi said ”We have agreed to enhance our engagement in several areas including agriculture, power, renewable energy and power sector. Archaeological Survey of India will soon begin work on restoring 2 temples & inscriptions of King Mindon & King Baygyidaw in Bodh Gaya.”
He further added that ”Our societies enjoy centuries old cultural connect. We offered assistance in restoring pagodas that were damaged in recent earthquake.” He focused on the ties between the two, stating that their security interests are closely aligned. He concluded saying ”We have agreed that close security co-ordination in border areas and sensitivity to each other’s strategic interests, we will serve mutual interests.”