PM Modi to hold talks with Myanmar President U Win Myint in New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks with visiting Myanmar President U Win Myint in New Delhi today. Several agreements are expected to be signed after the talks. 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 will be accorded ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning.

He will also visit Rajghat to pay tribute to father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. Our correspondent reports that both the leaders are expected to discuss a wide range of bilateral issues. 

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.

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