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Updated: December 5, 2013 19:24 IST

Delegation from Myanmar calls on Pranab

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Pranab Mukherjee said over the past year there have been a series of high level exchanges with Myanmar and these meetings between the representatives of people help increase understanding and enhance friendship. File Photo: S. Subramanium
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Pranab Mukherjee said over the past year there have been a series of high level exchanges with Myanmar and these meetings between the representatives of people help increase understanding and enhance friendship. File Photo: S. Subramanium

India stands ready to support Myanmar’s efforts in whichever way it can, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday during a meeting with a delegation from Myanmar at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

A 23-member Parliamentary Delegation from Myanmar — led by U. Khin Aung Myint, Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) — called on the President.

He said both Parliaments have a big role in steering and supporting cooperation for the mutual benefit of the people.

Commenting on the relations between India and Myanmar, Mr. Mukherjee said ties between the two countries are, “rooted in our history; generations of our people have travelled, lived and worked together”.

The President said over the past year there have been a series of high level exchanges with Myanmar and these meetings between the representatives of people help increase understanding and enhance friendship.

The Leader of the Myanmar Parliamentary delegation said, “Myanmar, which is reviving multi-party democracy has much to learn from India. India has shown ‘brotherly spirit’ by assisting and providing training in Parliamentary matters.”

He also pointed out that despite a large land and maritime border between the two countries, there has never been any problem between the two countries any where on these borders and expressed confidence that the visit of this delegation to India will further advance relations between the two countries.

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