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Suu Kyi receives ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhawan

Updated: Oct 18, 2016 11:29 IST

New Delhi [India], Oct. 18 (ANI): Myanmar's State Councillor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday received a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in the national capital, where she was greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"It is a great pleasure for me to be back in India again especially in Delhi where I spent so many years. I look forward to better relationships between our two countries because every time I come back to India, I realize how close we are to one another, and how much I believe that our friendship will stand the test of time," she said during her welcome.

Suu Kyi, who arrived here yesterday for a three-day visit to Delhi also met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

After arriving in the national capital yesterday after attending the BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit in Goa, Suu Kyi yesterday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi at her residence.

Suu Kyi is accompanied by several Ministers and senior officials and her visit will provide an opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest and seek to further strengthen the close and friendly ties that exist between the two countries. (ANI)