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Indian foreign minister to visit Myanmar

English.news.cn   2012-12-13 16:53:11            

YANGON, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid will pay an official visit to Myanmar Friday to boost bilateral ties, an official of Indian Embassy told Xinhua Thursday.

It is the Khurshid's first bilateral visit abroad after he took office as foreign minister.

During his three-day visit in Myanmar, Khurshid will call on Myanmar President U Thein Sein and hold discussion with Foreign Minister U Wunna Maung Lwin.

Khurshid is expected to meet Aung San Suu Kyi, parliamentarian and chairperson of the Committee for Rule of Law and Tranquility of Myanmar's Lower House.

Khurshid will also travel to Yangon to inaugurate the International Buddhist Conference.

He will also attend the ceremony to mark the unveiling of the Sarnath Buddha Statue, which was gifted by India, at Shwedagon Pagoda.

In May, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid official visit to Myanmar, and had comprehensive discussions with his Myanmar counterpart President U Thein Sein on joint projects, economic cooperation, trade and investment, communications, education, science and technology, industry, culture, livestock and fisheries, defense, electricity, health, agricultural cooperation, finance and revenue, transport, oil and gas, ASEAN- India relations, and cooperation in regional and international spheres.

Singh's visit to Myanmar also produced a package of 12 accords which include two agreements and 10 memorandums of understanding ( MoUs).

Editor: znz
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