Prime Minister’s Myanmar Visit: New Horizons
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar for his first bilateral visit to build a tangible roadmap for more inclusive cooperation between the two nations.
India and Myanmar have been furthering territorial initiatives such as the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). The Goa BIMSTEC summit, in October last year, underlined the significance of consolidating transition agreements and culmination of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) within timelines. The initial conference of National Security Chiefs of the BIMSTEC countries took place in March this year. In accordance with latest developments, Prime Minister Modi and his counterparts in Myanmar explored contemporary frameworks to collaborate on territorial security matters.
Here are some of the key events from PM Modi’s visit to Myanmar:
PM’s Address to Indian Diaspora in Myanmar
We are not merely changing India, we are building a new India
– Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prior to his Myanmar visit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already connected with the Indian community asking them to send him their inputs via the Narendra Modi Mobile App. He received a lot of constructive suggestions, on the basis of which, he apprised them about the various measures taken by the Indian Government for the diaspora.
On his last day in Myanmar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his respects at the 2,500-years-old Shwedagon pagoda at the Kalibari Temple in Yangon. This pagoda is revered as the crown of Myanmar’s cultural heritage. PM Modi also planted a Bodhi tree sapling at the pagoda complex, marking a common cultural heritage.