The 15th round of Myanmar-India Foreign Office Consultations was held in New Delhi on 9 August 2016. The Myanmar delegation led by U Kyaw Tin, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar and the Indian delegation led by Dr. S. Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary of India, took part in the Consultations. It was the first Foreign Office Consultations meeting held between Myanmar and India after the coming into office of the new civilian government in Myanmar.
At the consultations, both sides cordially reviewed the wide-ranging issues of bilateral relations and multi-faceted cooperation, including exchange of goodwill visits, security and border management, enhancing connectivity, boundary issues, promotion of trade and investment, cooperation in various sectors such as tourism, cultural and consular affairs. Moreover, both sides also agreed to step up their efforts to expedite the ongoing projects being implemented with India’s loans and line of credit.
As regards boundary issues, both sides agreed to mutually respect already-demarcated boundary between the two countries; to conduct joint inspections for resolving outstanding boundary issues; to raise public awareness about the demarcated boundary among the local populace of the border areas and to commence demarcation of disputed border areas as early as possible.
During the visit, U Kyaw Tin, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Myanmar also met with Dr. V.K. Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs of India at the latter’s office, and discussed matters on promoting bilateral relations and cooperation as well as on exchange of goodwill visits.