President Kovind arrived in Myanmar on Monday along with the First Lady Savita Kovind. They were received at the airport by U Kyaw Tin, Myanmar's Union Minister for International Cooperation and Myo Thein Gyi, Union Minister for Education.
"President Kovind is undertaking the visit to continue India's high-level engagement with Myanmar under the Act East Policy and Neighbourhood First Policy," said India's Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).
During his maiden visit to Myanmar, President Kovind will meet with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday. He will be accorded a ceremonial welcome at Nay Pyi Taw, which will be followed by delegation-level talks with his Myanmar counterpart Win Myint.
Several agreements are also expected to be signed during President Kovind's two-city visit to Myanmar.
President Kovind and First Lady will then emplane for Yangon on the same day. Upon their arrival, they will lay a wreath at the Martyr's Mausoleum, which is the resting place of General Aung San, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's late father, a statement issued by the MEA mentioned.
President Kovind will then inaugurate 'Enterprise India' exhibition. This is an exhibition being set up by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) of about 50 Indian companies ranging from very large companies to small enterprises to showcase Indian manufacturing capabilities and industrial technology.
After this, the President and the First Lady will visit the Dhamma Joti-Vipassana Meditation Centre. On the morning of December 14, President Kovind and First Lady will depart for New Delhi after completing their engagements in Myanmar.
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