Myanmar foreign minister to meet Modi

| Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 20:18
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Myanmar foreign minister to meet Modi

New Delhi : A month after the Indian Army carried out a surgical strike on northeast militants along the India-Myanmar border, the country's Foreign Minister U. Wunna Maung Lwin is visiting India for the First India-Myanmar Joint Consultative Commission meeting and will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Maung Lwin will meet Modi on Wednesday morning.

On Friday, he will co-chair the Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting along with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. 

Maung Lwin, who arrives Tuesday night on a four-day visit, is leading a high level delegation to India for the meeting. The JCC has been constituted under the Protocol on Consultations between India's external affairs ministry and Myanmar's foreign affairs ministry signed during the visit of the Myanmar foreign minister to India in January 2003, said a MEA statement.

This first JCC meeting will review progress on bilateral initiatives in various sectors, identify thrust areas and give directions for further growth of the bilateral partnership. The meeting would also provide a useful opportunity for exchange of views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.

The Myanmar minister will also visit the Foreign Service Institute in New Delhi and will also visit Jaipur with his delegation.

The Indian Army had carried out strikes on camps of northeast militants in early June along the border in retaliation for the June 4 ambush by militants on an Army convoy in which 18 soldiers were killed in Manipur.

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