Myanmar, India vow to ensure border stabilityJanuary 20th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Jan 20 (IANS) Myanmar and India have pledged to ensure everlasting border stability, friendship and bilateral cooperation between the two countries, official media reported Friday.
The two sides stressed this at a meeting held in Nay Phi Taw Thursday. Deputy Home Minister Brigadier-General Kyaw Zan Myint from Myanmar and Home Secretary R.K. Singh from India attended the meting, said the New Light of Myanmar.
The meeting discussed a memorandum of understanding on Myanmar-India border affairs and matters of common interest, reported Xinhua.
The national level coordination meeting of Myanmar-India border civil authorities has been held alternatively since 1994.
Both countries claimed that the coordination has brought about cooperation in ensuring stability and enhancing socio-economic status of inhabitants of border regions of the two countries with deeper mutual understanding.
In October 2011, Myanmar President U Thein Sein paid a state visit to India, during which both sides reaffirmed their unequivocal and uncompromising position against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, agreeing on enhancing effective cooperation and coordination between the security forces of the two countries in tackling the deadly menace of insurgency and terrorism.
Both sides also underscored the need to strengthen institutional mechanisms for sharing intelligence to combat insurgency, arms smuggling and drug trafficking, and agreed to strengthen border management mechanisms.
They reiterated that the territory of either would not be allowed for activities inimical to the other and resolved not to allow it to be used for training, sanctuary and other operations by terrorist and insurgent organizations and their operatives.
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