YANGON, Myanmar, Myanmar and India signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), on state-level cooperation in science and technology for 2018-2021, said a release of the President’s Office.

The signing came after a meeting between Myanmar President, U Win Myint, and his Indian counterpart, Ram Nath Kovind, who is currently on a state visit to Myanmar.

Another bilateral agreement was also signed on providing capacity building training, to Myanmar’a judges and judicial officials.

Also on the occasion, 50 prefabricated houses out of 250, for displaced persons in Rakhine state, were handed over to Myanmar’s social welfare, relief and resettlement ministry.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed on promoting trade and investment between the two countries, granting special quota of beans for Myanmar traders, to export to India, providing assistance to Myanmar, in the fields of agriculture and livestock, development of information technology, extensive use of solar energy, and security and law enforcement in border areas.

The Indian president also met with Myanmar State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, during which views were exchanged on establishing an Indian embassy’s liaison office in Nay Pyi Taw, as well as, on promoting bilateral cooperation in education, health, agriculture and economy sectors of the two countries.

Kovind’s five-day Myanmar visit, until Friday, is the first to the country by an Indian top leader, in over a decade.

Source: NAM News Network