Indo-Myanmar regional border committee meet held

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 11, 2019: The bilateral 15th Indo-Myanmar Regional Border Committee Meet was held at Imphal on Tuesday.

The Indian delegation was headed by lieutenant general Rajeev Sirohi, AVSM, VSM, GOC Spear Corps while the Myanmar delegation was headed by major general Soe Tint Naing, commander, North West Command. A 19 member delegation consisting of officials of the Myanmar Army, Police and other agencies attended the meeting.

The Indo-Myanmar Regional Border Committee Meet is a bi-annual landmark event held alternatively in Myanmar and India. The meeting addressed issues related to enhancing cooperation and coordination between the two nations on security and border management issues. This is expected to provide impetus to border trade, developing people to people contact and curb illegal activities in the region.

The meet commenced with welcoming the Myanmar delegation on Monday. The meet was conducted in an extremely cordial atmosphere where the Myanmarese delegation was accorded a warm traditional Manipuri welcome. The delegation was enthralled by the amazing beauty, grace and energy of the traditional cultural performances by the local Manipuri artists.The event showcased the shared historical, ethnic, cultural and religious ties between the two nations.

After the meeting, the delegation will visit Bodh Gaya which is an important place of pilgrimage for the people of Myanmar.

The delegation will also meet lieutenant general Anil Chauhan, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM GOC-in-C Eastern Command at Fort William in Kolkata.

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