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India-Myanmar 15th Foreign Office Consultations held in New Delhi

Updated: Aug 10, 2016 13:09 IST

New Delhi, Aug. 10 (ANI): India and Myanmar held the 15th round of Foreign Office Consultations in New Delhi on August 9, where the entire gamut of bilateral relations between both countries was reviewed.

The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said the Indian side was led by Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary, and the Myanmar side by U Kyaw Tin, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.

Both sides during the discussions reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including high level visits, security and defence related issues, boundary matters and border management, trade and commerce, development cooperation, connectivity, cultural and consular matters.

Both sides exchanged views on issues of mutual interest at regional and multilateral forums.

The consultation is of special significance, as it marks the first institutionalised exchange between New Delhi and Naypyidaw after new the swearing in of new Myanmar Government on March 30, 2016.

During the intervening period Notable exchanges were made by the visit of National Security Advisor Shri Ajit Doval as a Special Envoy of Prime Minister on June 16, 2016 and of Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman at the head of a high-level business delegation for the India-Myanmar Business Conclave from May 18 to 20 this year.

The consultations were of special significance as it marked the first institutionalised exchange between India and Myanmar after the swearing in of the new Government in Myanmar on March 30, 2016. Notable exchanges in the intervening period were the visit of National Security Advisor Shri Ajit Doval as a Special Envoy of Prime Minister on June 16, 2016 and of Minister of State for Commerce & Industry Smt Nirmala Sitharaman at the head of a high-level business delegation for the India- Myanmar Business Conclave on May 18-20, 2016. (ANI)

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