Myanmar, India to cooperate more closely in border affairs

The 19th Myanmar-India National Level Meeting in progress. Photo: Tin Soe (Myanma Alinn)
The 19th Myanmar-India National Level Meeting in progress. Photo: Tin Soe (Myanma Alinn)

Yangon, 17 Nov — Myanmar and India will cooperate more closely  based on mutual understanding and the cooperation will surely promote friendship between the two countries, Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint said on Monday, adding that he was glad to have frank discussions with a visiting Indian delegation based on mutual interests.

Deputy Minister Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint. Photo: Tin Soe (Myanma Alinn)
Deputy Minister Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint. Photo: Tin Soe (Myanma Alinn)

Sharing a border of about 1,000 miles, Myanmar and India have to hold negotiations on border affairs based on friendship. A national level meeting was underway at the Inya Lake Hotel in Yangon on Monday morning.
The Myanmar delegation was led by Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint while the Indian delegation was led by Deputy Secretary Mr Sh Anil Goswami of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of India. Monday’s meeting between the two delegations was a regular meeting held alternatively at both countries, according to the deputy minister.
Regional and national level meetings between civilian border officials alternatively held at each country will not only strengthen the friendship but also create opportunities for officials to study development, social affairs and living standards of each other, the deputy minister explained.
The meeting was focused on matters related to border posts, security, narcotics, insurgents at the border of the two countries and transnational crimes, according to sources.
The deputy minister was confident that the meeting will generate good outcomes for development and stability of the people in the border region.
An agreement is scheduled to be signed after the meeting, sources said. Maung Maung Myint Swe

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