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India and Myanmar Sign five agreements

India and Myanmar Sign five agreements
2010-07-30 05:45:55 - 30 July 2010 New Delhi Nksagar - Sagar Media Senior General Than Shwe received a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 27 July 2010. He was received by the President of India, who hosted a banquet in his honour. Shri M. Hamid Ansari, Vice President of India, Shri S. M. Krishna, External Affairs Minister and Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Leader of Opposition called on Senior General Than Shwe. Senior General Than Shwe had a meeting with the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, which was followed by delegation level talks.

India and Myanmar has signed series of Mou according to a press release by India's Ministry of External Affairs, the two countries agreed to enhance their economic and defense cooperation, among other areas.Both signed a treaty for mutual assistance in criminal matters and cooperation in science and technology. The agreements also include three MoUs offering India's assistance in implementation of
small developmental projects, as well as cooperation in the conservation and restoration of Ananda Temple in Bagan, a major archeological zone in central Burma.

India will also provide high-speed patrol boats, rifles with night vision devices and armored personnel carriers to help combat Indian insurgent groups operating along the Indo-Burma border.

EXIM bank of India also agreed to provide a US $60 million line of credit to fund various railway projects, and New Delhi pledged $10 million for the purchase of modern agricultural equipment.

Burma also welcomed a “substantial additional investment” by two Indian oil companies for the development of projects in Burmese offshore blocks A-1 and A-3, including a natural gas pipeline now under construction at Ramree, an island off Burma's Arakan coast, said a joint statement released by MEA.

Under the telecommunication agreement, the official fiber telecommunication link between India and Burma via Moreh and Mandalay will be upgraded to a microwave link which will be financed by a $6 million line of credit from India. A new optical fiber link between Monywa in upper Burma to Rhi-Zawkhathar will also be undertaken with Indian assistance.

Agreements were also signed for direct banking links between the two countries, tourism, human resource development such as language training, a center to enhance IT skills, a scholarship program for officials and the construction of an industrial training center in Pakokku.

Agreements signed between India and Myanmar during the visit of Chairman,
State Peace and Development Council of Myanmar July 27, 2010
Treaty India Myanmar on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters H.E. U Nyan Win
Minister of Foreign Affairs Shri P. Chidambaram Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs
Second is Memorandum of Understanding regarding Indian Grant Assistance for Implementation of Small Development Projects H.E. U Soe Tha Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Shri S.M. Krishna Hon’ble Minister of External Affairs.
Third Agreement on Cooperation in the fields of Science & Technology H.E. U Kyi Thein Ambassador of the Union of Myanmar, New Delhi Shri T. Ramasami
Secretary, Department of Science & Technology.
Fourth Memorandum of Understanding on Information Cooperation H.E. U Kyaw Hsan Minister for Information Shri Raghu Menon Secretary, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.
Fifth Memorandum of Understanding for the Conservation and Restoration of the Ananda Temple in Bagan H.E. U Kyi Thein Ambassador of the Union
of Myanmar, New Delhi Shri Jawhar Sircar Secretary, Ministry of Culture.
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