MYANMAR: Recently, PM Dr. Manmohan Singh flew in to Myanmar's new capital on a three-day trip. It is in regard to the expansion of trade and connectivity as an Indian PM is visiting the country after 25 years.
On Monday, Singh will meet Thein Sein, the president, who governs a quasi civilian government that has, since last year, been carrying out rapid reforms. A meeting will be held with pro democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in Yangon, on Tuesday. The PM, his wife Gursharan Kaur, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna, and senior officials are accompanying the Prime Minister. Amongst major highlights of Singh’s itinerary, are visit to the historic Shwedagon Pagoda and the tomb of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal emperor of India, in Yangon.
Key highlights of the visit, expanding bilateral trade and improving regional connectivity will help boost the democratic transformation in the country. At a function organized by the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry and the Myanmar Development Resource Institute, the PM will deliver speech on the theme "India and Myanmar: A Partnership for Progress and Regional Development."