India-Myanmar Conference to be hosted by Manipur

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Delegates from Myanmar arrived in the capital of Manipur to take part in the India-Myanmar Conference to be held on Tuesday, June 11.

Indian Foundation, New Delhi organized the conference with an aim to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries under the India’s Act East Policy.

Delegates of Manipur government have given a warm welcome to the 13-member delegation which arrived in Imphal. The Manipur government delegates include state works and commerce and industries minister Th Bishwajit who greeted the Myanmar delegates.

The 13-member Myanmar delegation was led by Chief Minister of Magway Region Dr Aung Moe Nyo. Other members of the delegation include four members of Parliament of Myanmar, five members of Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and two Ambassadors of Myanmar to Delhi.

The Myanmar team was accompanied by India’s Ambassador to Myanmar Saurabh Kumar, his spouse V Sekhar who is the Chairman of Indo-Myanmar Chamber of Commerce.

The delegation met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary Ram Madhav on reaching Moreh who is a member of India Foundation’s Board of Governors. Madhav was accompanied by state BJP Vice-President Benjamin Mate.

The Indian Foundation has also signed a memorandum of understanding with Manipur government to develop a strategic vision for Manipur under the Act East Policy on May 10, 2017.

The two nations are likely to discuss issues related to supply of fuel from Assam to Myanmar, overnight stay of Indians at Tamu (Myanmar border town) and medical tourism among others during the conference. The Myanmar delegates would also visit Commonwealth War Cemetery, Kangla, Manipur University, RIMS during their visit to the Northeastern state.

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