Myanmar president leaves for state visit to India

Source: Xinhua| 2020-02-26 16:09:09|Editor: xuxin
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YANGON, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar President U Win Myint left capital city Nay Pyi Taw for India on Wednesday morning to pay a four-day state visit, according to the Information Ministry.

The first presidential visit of this year by the Myanmar president to the neighbouring country at the invitation of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind will last until Saturday.

During his visit, six memoranda of understanding (MoUs) will be signed for bilateral cooperation, Spokesperson Zaw Htay of Myanmar President's Office told the recent press conference at the Presidential Palace.

The MoUs will cover cooperation in tiger conservation in Myanmar's Hukaung valley, grants to be issued by India for quick impact projects, Indian assistance for the development of Mrauk-U and Gwa townships of Rakhine state, provision of solar electrification in five townships of Rakhine state as well as road construction in Buthidaung township in the state and cooperation on medical research.

The Myanmar president previously paid a visit to India to attend swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in May 2019.

Kovind paid a state visit to Myanmar in December 2018, the first to the country by an Indian top leader in over a decade.