Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday arrived in Bagan, the city in central Myanmar. PM is currently in the second leg of his two-nation visit to Myanmar. He had arrived yesterday on his first bilateral visit to the country to chart out a roadmap for closer cooperation in areas like security and counter-terrorism. PM today also visited Ananda Temple and paid his respect to the historical temple in Bagan. Tweeting PM’s visit, the official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs, Raveesh Kumar shared PM Modi’s photo at the temple and captioned it: “Connecting with history. PM @narendramodi pays respects at Ananda Temple,the most historical and venerated temple in Bagan, Myanmar.”
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) September 6, 2017
Pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi visit to Ananda Temple in Bagan
The Indian community has meanwhile prepared an event in Yangon which will be addressed by PM Modi later today, as per the report by ANI.
Earlier in the day PM held wide-ranging talks with Myanmar’s State Counsellor Suu Kyi and presented her a special reproduction of the original research proposal that she had submitted for fellowship at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study at Shimla in May 1986. The research proposal was titled “The Growth and Development of Burmese and Indian Intellectual Traditions Under Colonialism: A Comparative Study.” He also met the President of Myanmar, U Htin Kyaw and hailed the meeting. He said during the meeting they had discussed steps to deepen the “historical relationship” between the two neighbours, as “wonderful”, reported ANI.
To further strengthen the multifaceted partnership between India and Myanmar, both the nations signed 11 agreements in a range of sectors, which also includes one on maritime security cooperation.