Myanmar is a 'key pillar' of India's Act East Policy: PM Modi

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India] July 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed his firm commitment to strengthen the bilateral relationship between India and Myanmar in all areas and also described Myanmar as a 'key pillar' of India's 'Act East' policy. Prime Minister Modi also appreciated the close cooperation between the Armed forces of India and Myanmar. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">PM said Myanmar is a key pillar of India's "Act East" Policy, and expressed his firm commitment to strengthen bilateral ties in all areas.</p>&mdash; PMO India (@PMOIndia) <a href="">14 July 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script> The Commander-in-Chief of the Myanmar Defence Services, Sr. Gen. U Min Aung Hliang briefed Prime Minister Modi on Friday about bilateral defence and security cooperation. He also condemned the recent terrorist attack on pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra and expressed his sincere condolences to the victims of the attack. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi conveyed his condolences at the loss of lives of Myanmar armed forces personnel and their families in the tragic air crash last month. (ANI)