Myanmar president to visit India

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Nay Pyi Taw, Aug 24 Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw will visit India soon, said an announcement on Wednesday without specifying the date of the visit.

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The announcement of U Htin Kyaw's official visit to India at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee comes days after External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj came to Myanmar, Xinhua news agency reported.

During her visit Swaraj met the President and the focus of their talks was promotion of bilateral trade ties, cooperation in transport, health and energy sectors.

The Indian side offered technical assistance to the development of Myanmar's agricultural sector.

Myanmar and India have vowed to cooperate on border security following clashes between the Army and the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K), near Myanmar-India border.

The Myanmar side pledged not to tolerate any rebel groups active on its soil which are trying to harm the interest of its neighbouring countries.

IANS

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