President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho welcomed visiting President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Smt. Savita @Kovind with an Honour Guard at the Presidential Palace at 10 am in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind and First Lady Smt. Kovind arrived in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday to pay an official goodwill visit at the invitation of President U Win Myint.
At the ceremony, President U Win Myint and the visiting Indian President Shri Ram Nath Kovind received the salute of the Honour Guard, inspected the Honour Guard after which the delegations of both sides were introduced to each other.
Following the ceremony, the Indian President signed in the visitor’s book.
Afterwards, the two presidents had their documentary photos taken and held talks at the Envoys Hall of the Presidential Palace.
At the meeting, they discussed promoting bilateral trade and investment, Myanmar’s beans and pulses export to India, providing assistance in agriculture and livestock breeding sectors in Myanmar, development of information technology sector, extensive use of solar power, cooperation in renewable energy, safety and security of people living in border areas and the rule of law there, helping each other with the spirit of good neighbourliness in the regional international arenas, implementing the Kaladan multi-modal project, current assistance from India for the displaced people in Rakhine State and for renovation of earthquake-hit pagodas in Bagan, promoting and strengthening the friendship and cooperation between the peoples of the two countries and issuing arrival visa to travellers from India.
Also present at the meeting together with President U Win Myint were Union ministers Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, Lt-Gen Sein Win, U Kyaw Tint Swe, Dr. Than Myint, Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, U Thaung Tun, U Han Zaw and U Kyaw Tin and Myanmar Ambassador to India U Moe Kyaw Aung while the delegation of the Indian President was accompanied by Ambassador of India to Myanmar Mr. Vikram Misri. After the meeting, the two Presidents attended a ceremony to sign Memoranda of Understanding between Myanmar and India.
At the ceremony, in the presence of both Presidents, a programme on cooperation in science and technology between the Indian government and Myanmar government from 2018 to 2021 was signed by Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi and Indian Ambassador Mr. Vikram Misri, MOU between the Office of the Union Chief Justice of Myamar and the National Judicial Academy of India for conducting training for Myanmar judges and judiciary officers was signed by Permanent Secretary U Ko Ko Naing from the Office of the Union Chief Justice and the Indian Ambassador Mr. Vikram Misri.
Afterward, the Indian Ambassador handed over 50 prefabricated houses, out of 250, on behalf of the Government of India for the displaced people in Rakhine State to Dr. Win Myat Aye, Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.—MNA