India and Myanmar exchange 10 agreements in various fields

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Myanmar President U Win Myint hold talks with PM Modi (Twitter image)

Myanmar President U Win Myint hold talks with PM Modi (Twitter image)

India and Myanmar today exchanged 10 agreements in various fields including infrastructure, energy, communication and health.

The agreements were exchanged following talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar President U Win Myint in New Delhi. Both leaders discussed a wide range of bilateral issues.

U Win Myint arrived in New Delhi yesterday on a four-day visit to India. He is accompanied by the First Lady Daw Cho Cho. Myanmar President was accorded ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning.

He visited Rajghat and paid tribute to father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar also called on the visiting dignitary.

India shares religious, linguistic and ethnic ties with Myanmar. It is the only ASEAN country adjoining India which provides gateway to South East Asia. India is seeking to enhance its cooperation with Myanmar in line with its Act East and Neighborhood First Policies.

India is the fifth largest trading partner of Myanmar. Bilateral trade between these two countries has witnessed around 8 per cent growth during 2018-19 and current trade stands at 1.7 billion dollar. The President of Myanmar will visit Bodh Gaya and Agra during his tour.

(With inputs from agency)