Ansari meets Myanmar junta chief, deputy

February 6th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI  

By Ravi Shankar
Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), Feb.6 (ANI): Visiting Indian Vice President M. Hamid Ansari today called on the Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) in Nay Pyi Taw, capital of Myanmar, on the second day of his tour.
The Vice President described his meeting with Shwe as extremely fruitful and significant during an On Board briefing to the media.
The call on meeting went beyond the scheduled time, and is being seen as a definite indicator of strengthening ties between the two countries,revealed an Indian diplomat.
Ansari said that he had extremely fruitful discussions with his counterpart Vice Chairman of State Peace and Development Council, Vice Senior General Maung Aye.
“We”ve discussed the entire bilateral agenda of cooperation and taken decisions on trade, economic cooperation, power sector and security. We”re looking farward to have more vibrant relationship between the two countries” he added during the onboard briefing to Yangon, on his second leg of tour.
Before leaving for Yangon, the business capital of Myanmar, the Vice President drove past the Parliament building, which is under construction in Nay Pyi Taw.
Vice President Ansari would inaugurate the Myanmar-India Entreneurship Development Centre(MIEDC) at Institute of Economics in the Yangon University later in the day. The centre is being set up with Indian Government assistance to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship in the country. (ANI)

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