A 13-member Myanmar delegation arrived in Imphal, on Sunday, to take part in the India-Myanmar Conference to be held in the Manipur capital tomorrow. The India-Myanmar Conference is being organized by the India Foundation, New Delhi with an aim to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the two countries under the India’s Act East Policy.
The delegation was led by Chief Minister of Magway Region in Myanmar, Dr Aung Moe Nyo. Other members of the delegation include four members of Parliament of Myanmar, five members of Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and two Ambassadors of Myanmar to Delhi. The delegation coming through land route was led by State works and commerce and industries minister Th Bishwajit upon their entry into Manipur at Indo-Myanmar Friendship Bridge.
India’s ambassador to Myanmar Saurabh Kumar, and his spouse, V Sekhar, who is the chairman of Indo- Myanmar Chamber of Commerce accompanied the Myanmar team. India Foundation had entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Manipur government to develop a strategic vision for Manipur under the Act East Policy on May 10, 2017. Subsequently, the foundation organized the Northeast Development Summit in Imphal in 2017 in collaboration with Manipur Infrastructure Development (MIDA).
During the conference, the two nations are likely to discuss issues related to supply of fuel from Assam to Myanmar, overnight stay of Indians at Tamu (Myanmar border town), and medical tourism, among others.