President Kovind to embark on 4-day visit to Myanmar

President Ram Nath Kovind will be on a four-day visit to Myanmar from today. During his stay, the President will visit capital Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon, and interact with his counterpart U Win Myint and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. A high-level delegation is also accompanying Mr Kovind.

Our correspondent reports that in the past three years, India’s political, economic and defence ties with Myanmar have grown rapidly. Through this visit, the President will reaffirm India’s commitment to developing an important partnership with Myanmar.

The visit is expected to maintain the momentum generated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Myanmar in September last year and the visit of Myanmar State Counsellor, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to New Delhi in January this year.

During the visit, President will meet the surviving members of the Indian National Army and attend a community reception. He will also visit various development projects funded by India. Myanmar is a country where India’s “Act East” and “Neighbourhood First” policies intersect.

It is the only ASEAN member state that is both a land and maritime neighbour of India. It is strategically important for the development of India’s North East and also a link to South East Asia. A Joint Statement will be adopted during the visit, along with the signing of several agreements.

Leave a Reply