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.
Mr. 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 a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning.
He visited Rajghat and paid tribute to the 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 a 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 percent growth during 2018-19 and current trade stands at 1.7 billion dollars. The President of Myanmar will visit Bodh Gaya and Agra during his tour. (AIR NEWS)