Kumar said this to a ten member Parliamentary delegation from Myanmar who are attending a week-long orientation programme, which is being organised by Bureau of Parliamentary Studies and Training of the Lok Sabha Secretariat here.
"Kumar, while dwelling upon commercial and economic engagement between India and Myanmar, observed that the existing bilateral trade is below potential and the same should be doubled by 2015," a statement released by the Lok Sabha Secretariat said.
"She also felt that the mutual investments should be increased and entrepreneurs should be encouraged to further increase the trade," the statement said.
Appreciating Myanmar's smooth transition towards multi-party democracy, Kumar expressed the view that India desires peace and stability in Myanmar.
The Lok Sabha Speaker also complimented Myanmar for the successful conduct of elections there recently. She mentioned that officials of the Election Commission of India and media played a purposive role in completing the election process.
In response, Ti Khun Myun, leader of the visiting delegation, thanked Kumar for the warm hospitality extended to them. He also extended an invitation to the Lok Sabha Speaker to visit Myanmar along with an Indian parliamentary delegation. (More)