The day of 6th September 2017, brought a new friendship bond between India and Myanmar when they both signed 11 agreements that strengthen the maritime security co-operation. It happened with the State Counselor of Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi, visited India and had a wide range talk with the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi.
Facts about the visit of Myanmar counselor:
- Among the 11 MoUs, the main agreement that caught attention was the aim to strengthen the maritime security co-operation.
- Both India and Myanmar signed the MoUs to share the details about the white shipping for improving the data sharing on the non-classified merchant navy ships and cargo ships.
- According to a statement by Ministry of External Affairs, there was also a MoU that was signed for organizing a cultural exchange program for 2017-2020.
- There were agreements signed on the co-operation between Press Council of India and Myanmar Press Council, which included the extension of the agreement that mentioned the establishment of India-Myanmar Center for Enhancement of IT skills.
- Both the countries also signed agreements that would improve the co-operation in Medical Products Regulation, along with improvement in the field of medicine and health.
- Another MoU signed among the countries included co-operation in the advancement of the women’s police training center located at Yamethin in Myanmar.
- Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s first visit to Myanmar was in the year 2014 when he attended the ASEAN-India Summit.
Myanmar is listed as one of the neighbors of India, that shares a border that is 1640 km long and also includes some Northeastern states, which include militancy-hit Manipur and Nagaland.