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Myanmar defence chief stresses border security with India

October 31, 2013

YANGON, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) —

Commander-in-Chief of Myanmar’s Defense Services Senior-General Min Aung Hlaing has stressed the need for stability and security on the border with India, state media reported Thursday.

Meeting with visiting Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh in Nay Pyi Taw, Min Aung Hlaing also said peace and stability plays a crucial role in achieving success of Myanmar’s reform.

“Thanks to decade-long amity and mutual trust between the two countries, border regions enjoy more peace and stability than any other regions,” he said.

General Singh reaffirmed cooperation with Myanmar in border region stability and development, disaster risk management and other emergency matters and healthcare in the region.

On Wednesday, General Singh also called on Myanmar President U Thein Sein and the pair discussed bilateral friendship forged through successive governments, implementation of the agreements signed during the latest visits of Myanmar president and Indian prime minister to each other’s country and India’s assistance to Myanmar’s human resources development.

Singh arrived Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday on a two-day visit following that to the country by Indian Defense Minister AK Antony in January this year.1441308_514406875323072_1259230353_n



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