India looks to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation with Myanmar hinh anh 1Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (L) and Myanmar President Htin Kyaw (R) at a meeting on September 5 (Source: VNA)
New Delhi (VNA) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 5 began his two-day visit to Myanmar with an aim of intensifying bilateral ties in the fields of security and counter-terrorism, ANI News reported.

Issues involved in trade, investment, infrastructure, skill development, energy and culture are also discussed during his meetings with Myanmar leaders, the Prime Minister said.

This is Modi's first bilateral visit to India’s eastern bordering country. Earlier, in 2014 he was Myanmar in 2014 for the ASEAN Summit. 

He is scheduled to meet Myanmar President Htin Kyaw, and State Counsellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi.

The leaders will review the development of India-Myanmar bilateral relations and explore new areas, in which both the nations can work together.

They will also review the extensive programme of development cooperation and socio-economic assistance that India is undertaking in Myanmar.-VNA