Broad-based national reconciliation should include Suu Kyi: India tells Myanmar

January 2nd, 2008 - 11:50 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh
New Delhi, Jan 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday stressed on the need for greater urgency in bringing about political reforms and national reconciliation in Myanmar, and added that it should be broad based which should include all sections of the society, including Aung San Suu Kyi.
Singh conveyed this to the visiting Foreign Minister of Myanmar, U Nyan Win at a meeting here.
Emphasizing on the importance of the multi-faceted relations that India share with Myanmar, Singh expressed his satisfaction at the growing bilateral relations between the two countries.
Win briefed Singh on the recent internal developments in Myanmar.
During the day, Win also met his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee and told the latter about the recent initiatives taken by his Government on political reforms and national reconciliation process.
The discussions also covered “all areas of mutual interest”, where India expressed satisfaction over the discussions relating to the Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport Project.
“Both sides noted the current state of bilateral trade at nearly one billion dollars and discussed measures to enhance trade, especially through border trade points. The importance of strengthening cooperation in the Hydrocarbon sector was reiterated,” a statement issued by the External Affairs Ministry stated.
Win also met Vice President today and he plans to visit Gaya and Kolkata. (ANI)

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