October 2019 \ News \ NEIGHBOURS
India-Myanmar discuss Sittwe Port

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

  • Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi meeting the State Counsellor of Myanmar Ms Aung San Suu Kyi on the sidelines of the 16th India-ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2019

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi discussed issues relating to the operationalising of the Sittwe port, being built by New Delhi, as well as a section of the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project and border demarcation. During the talks in early November, the leaders cordially exchanged views on extending cooperation between the two countries, exchange of high-level visits, continued constructive assistance from India, and ASEAN-India cooperation, based on common interest.

They also discussed other issues including cementing bilateral relations, trade, transport, operation of the Sittwe Port, a sector of Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project, demarcation of the remaining part of the common border between Myanmar and India, arriving at a cross-border traffic agreement, upgrading of a female police training school in Yamethin, capacity-building for public servants, and human resources development, said Mizzima, a Myanmar news outlet.