Myanmar defence chief stresses border security with India

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Myanmar-India discuss border security
Yangon, Oct 31: Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar's Defence Services Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing stressed the need for stability and security on the border with India, media said Thursday.

Meeting with Indian Army chief General Bikram Singh in capital city Nay Pyi Taw, Min Aung Hlaing also said peace and stability play a crucial role in achieving success of Myanmar's reform, reports Xinhua.

"Thanks to decade-long amity and mutual trust between the two countries, border regions enjoy more peace and stability than any other regions," he said.

Gen. Bikram Singh reaffirmed cooperation with Myanmar in border stability and development, disaster risk management, other emergency matters and healthcare in the region.

The Indian Army chief also called on Myanmar President U Thein Sein Wednesday and discussed bilateral friendship, implementation of the agreements signed between the two countries and India's assistance to Myanmar in human resources development.

IANS

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