India, Myanmar for institutional mechanism for security cooperation

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New Delhi, Mar 10 (UNI) India and Myanmar today discussed issues of security, drug trafficking, and border management and agreed to put in place an institutional mechanism to strengthen security cooperation.

Official sources said both the countries expressed a strong desire to make the common border between them a symbol of peace and harmony in order to derive the optimum benefits from the infrastructure projects and boost economic cooperation.

The sources said the Indian delegation at the 14th national level meet between the two countries was led by Union Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta and Myanmar's Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Phone Swe led his group.

The meet, which began here last Friday, concluded today.

Later, Brig-Gen Phone Swe called on Home Minister Shivraj Patil. The Home Minister recalled the strong bonds between the two countries and emphasised the importance of strengthening cooperation in the areas of security and border management.

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