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President Kovind to visit Myanmar

IANS  |  New Delhi 

will pay a five-day visit to from December 10 where he will interact with his counterpart U and Suu Kyi, it was announced on Tuesday.

"Through this visit, the will reaffirm India's commitment to developing its important partnership with Myanmar," the said in a statement.

"This is a country where India's Act East and Neighbourhood First policies intersect; it is also the only Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member state that is both a land and maritime neighbour of India," it stated.

has been increasing its engagements with under New Delhi's Act East Policy.

is also a key development aid partner of and is working on some major infrastructure projects in that country, including the India-Myanmar-trilateral highway and the Kaladan multimodal transport project connecting with

"In the past three years, political, economic and defence ties with Myanmar have grown rapidly," the Ministry statement said.

It stated that Kovind's visit was expected to maintain the momentum generated by Narendra Modi's visit to Myanmar in September 2017 and the visit of to in January 2018 for the India-Asean Commemorative Summit.

A joint statement will be issued during the visit and several agreements will be signed.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 14:16 IST