Nay Pyi Daw (Myanmar), May 29: India and Myanmar have discussed a broad range of regional and international issues of mutual interest and agreed to continue their coordination on issues of common interest on the international agenda.
A joint statement issued on Monday said that Prime Minister Mnamohan Singh and Myanmar President Thein Sein emphasized the importance of close coordination towards the cause of regional cooperation.
Dr. Singh also extended his good wishes to Myanmar for a successful term as BIMSTEC Chair, including its proposal to host the next BIMSTEC Summit meeting. oth leaders looked forward to further intensification of ASEAN-India co-operation under Myanmar’s chairmanship of ASEAN in 2014.
The Prime Minister of India emphasised that Myanmar holds a significant place both in India’s Look East Policy and in its collaboration with ASEAN countries under the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI).
The two leaders agreed to cooperate closely on activities related to the forthcoming ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit.
The Prime Minister invited the President of Myanmar to visit India on mutually convenient dates which will be decided through diplomatic channels. The President of Myanmar accepted the invitation. (ANI)