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Myanmar President Kyaw pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

Updated: Aug 29, 2016 11:25 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug. 29 (ANI): The visiting Myanmar President Htin Kyaw paid tributes to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat here this morning.

He was accompanied by Minister of State in Prime Minister Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh

The Myanmar President was accorded with a ceremonial welcome at the forecourts of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Later in the day, he will be holding bilateral talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During his bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi in the afternoon, a host of issues, including border management and ways to contain militant activities along the Indo-Myanmar border, are likely to be raised.

He arrived in New Delhi from Agra on Sunday on the last leg of his four day visit to India. Kyaw yesterday spent an hour at the Taj Mahal, the 17th century Mughal monument.

Kyaw is also scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and hold discussions on mutual interest.

It is his first state visit after the assumption of office in March by the new government of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy, bringing down curtains on five decades of military rule in Myanmar.

President Kyaw's visit assumes special significance in view of the Government's impetus on Act East policy and India's increasing strategic as well as trade engagement with countries on the eastern borders. (ANI)

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