Myanmar and India have pledged to cooperate for peace and stability along their shared border, reported Myanmar ’s state media on May 10.

Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by Myanmar Deputy Minister of Defense Major-General Kyaw Nyunt and India Ambassador to Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhaya in Nay Pyi Taw on May 9, Myanmar and India will take measures to prevent insurgency to ensure peace and stability along their border areas and combat illegal smuggling and human trafficking.

Besides, the MoU calls for exchange of information and coordination between the two armed forces for border security to crack down on illegal trespass and taking care of boundary lines.

According to earlier joint statement, there remained a border area to be demarcated and the two sides are seeking to sort out the differences amicably over the issue.

India suspended construction of an integrated check post (ICP) there in January after facing an objection from Myanmar .

Myanmar signed a demarcation agreement with India in March 1967. However, they still hold different views over the location to plant border markers in Bamaw valley.-VNA