During Myanmar’s President Mr. HtinKyaw’s four day visit to India a joint statement was issued by both the countries. The statement stated that two nations have agreed to further strengthen bilateral security and defense cooperation. Besides these two areas, both the nations are looking forward towards greater bilateral cooperation in all possible sectors so as to enable rapid growth and development in the region. With these two countries workingtogether, maintaining peace and stability will also become easier and the journey towards prosperity will become smoothers for India, Myanmar and the whole South East Asia region Mr. Kyaw received a grand ceremonial reception at the RashtrapatiBhavan in New Delhi.
He was accompanied by his wife Ms. Su SuLwin and many important ministers as well as some other senior officials. After the reception ceremony, Mr. Kyaw engaged in deep discussions with India’s President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee and later with Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. During these discussions, both these nations reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen bilateral security and defense cooperation. The commitment to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity was reiterated and the promise to not allow insurgent groups from either side to use their soil for planning and carrying out terror acts against the other nation was stressed upon.
Both sides expressed satisfaction at the progress made in the implementation of Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport Project and agreed to operationalize the two completed facilities at Sittwe and Paletwa by December 2016. Four new memorandums of understanding (MOUs) were also signed between the countries relating to the fields of renewable energy, construction and traditional medicine. The two countries also expressed their happiness at the ongoing interaction between theirneighbouring states and hoped it will lead to better understanding and cooperation between the people living on both sides of the border.
During this visit four important Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) were signed between the two countries. The details of the MOUs are as follows:
1. MoU on Cooperation in the construction of 69 Bridges including AP Approach Roads in the Tamu-Kyigone-Kalewa Road Section of the Trilateral Highway in Myanmar. This was signed on the Indian side by India’s Foreign Secretary and on Myanmar’s side by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Construction.
2. MoU on Cooperation in the construction / upgradation of the Kalewa – Yagyi Road Section was signed by India’s Foreign Secretary and Myanmar’s Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Construction.
3. MoU on Cooperation in the Field of Renewable Energy was signed by India’s Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Myanmar’s Minister of State forForeign Affairs.
4. MoU on Cooperation in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine was signed by India’s Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH and Myanmar’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs