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Myanmar, India sign MoU on bilateral cooperation

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi shake hands after their joint press conference in the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

YANGON (Xinhua) – Myanmar and India have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on state-level cooperation in science and technology for 2018-2021, said a release of the President’s Office.

The signing came after a meeting between Myanmar President U Win Myint and Indian President Ram Nath Kovind who is currently on a state visit to Myanmar.

Another bilateral agreement was also signed on providing capacity building training to Myanmar’s judges and judicial officials.

Also on the occasion, 50 prefabricated houses out of 250 for displaced persons in Rakhine state were handed over to Myanmar’s social welfare, relief and resettlement ministry.

During the meeting, the two leaders had discussions on promoting trade and investment between the two countries, granting special quota of beans for Myanmar traders to export to India, providing assistance to Myanmar in the fields of agriculture and livestock, development of information technology, extensive use of solar energy, and security and law enforcement in border areas.

The Indian president also met with Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, during which views were exchanged on establishing an Indian embassy’s liaison office in Nay Pyi Taw as well as on promoting bilateral cooperation in education, health, agriculture and economy sectors of the two countries.

Mr Kovind’s five-day Myanmar visit until tomorrow is the first to the country by an Indian top leader in over a decade.

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