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Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe arrives back after attending Delhi Dialogue IX in New Delhi

Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe welcomed by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Honourable Minister of External Affairs of India. Photo: MNA

U Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister of the Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor, arrived back in Yangon this afternoon after attending the Delhi Dialogue IX held in New Delhi, Republic of India on 4-5 July 2017.
The Delhi Dialogue IX was organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, in partnership with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and other selected partners from India and ASEAN Member States, namely, the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) and SAEA Group Research in Singapore, the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) in Jakarta, the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) in Malaysia and Thailand and the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.
The Dialogue was convened under the theme of “ASEAN-India: Charting the Course for the next 25 years” and officiated by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Honourable Minister of External Affairs of the Government of India.
U Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Minister of the Ministry of the Office of the State Counsellor and Mr. Pham Binh Minh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, also delivered their keynote addresses at the Ministerial Session. H. E. Preeti Saran, Secretary (East) of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, Mr. Hirubalan V P, Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Political-Security Community Department of the ASEAN Secretariat and Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam of India also made their inaugural addresses.
Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe, in his address, stressed that the year 2017 was momentous year as it coincides with the 25th Anniversary of the ASEAN-India dialogue partnership, the 15th year of the ASEAN-India Summit level interaction, the 5th year of ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership and the Golden Jubilee of ASEAN. He briefly touched upon political and security cooperation and economic cooperation, which were important to Myanmar. He also emphasized that ASEAN welcomes India”s decision to put Southeast Asia at the core of its “Act East Policy” as it would build stronger ties with ASEAN Member States. He further reiterated that Myanmar continued to work closely with India to address non-traditional security challenges and that there still exists a great potential for increased cooperation on maritime security.
He expressed Myanmar”s appreciation to India for the initiative and the cooperation developed by the ongoing Kaladan Transport Project which would connect Kolkata and Sittwe Port.
Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe paid a call on Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Honourable Minister of External Affairs of India, on 5 July 2017 and discussed on bilateral relations between the two countries. The two Ministers discussed and agreed on further steps to enhance cooperation between the two countries both bilaterally and in the international fora.

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