PM Modi meets Myanmar Prez, Thai premier to boost ties

Kathmandu : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Myanmar President Win Myint and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation. The two leaders met in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, on the sidelines of the 4th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit.

“Discussion focussed on development cooperation, energy and other areas of bilateral cooperation,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

Earlier, Prime Minister and other leaders from BIMSTEC met informally at the Leaders’ Retreat here. “Wonderful discussions and exchange of ideas on strengthening BIMSTEC during the retreat of leaders in Kathmandu this morning,” Modi tweeted.

Earlier, Modi held “productive talks” with his Thai counterpart Prayuth Chan-ocha during which the two leaders reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral ties, including ways to strengthen cooperation between India and Thailand.

“The Prime Minister of Thailand, Mr Prayuth Chan-ocha and PM @narendramodi held productive talks in Kathmandu. Their discussions focussed on strengthening bilateral cooperation between India and Thailand,” the Prime Minister’s Office tweeted.

Modi and his Nepalese counterpart K P Sharma Oli on Friday jointly inaugurated a 400-bed Nepal-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharamshala – a rest house for pilgrims – built here with Rs 14 crore Indian assistance. “I am glad to inaugurate the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharamshala in Kathmandu,” Prime Minister Modi said as he handed over the rest house to the Pashupati Area Development Trust.

“I am glad to inaugurate the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharamshala in Kathmandu,” said Modi.

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