MYANMAR’S PRESIDENT MR. HTIN KYAWDuring Myanmar’s President Mr. Htin Kyaw’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 working together, 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 Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. He was accompanied by his wife Ms. Su Su Lwin 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 their neighbouring states and hoped it will lead to better understanding and cooperation between the people living on both sides of the border.