During his three-day state visit, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral talks with Myanmar’s leaders including Ang San Su Kyi, to further strengthen the bilateral relations.
The visit is important as India’s eastern neighbor is a vital part of its Act East and neighborhood first policy. Agreements in various sectors such as Maritime Security, Health, capacity Building and Enhancing Cultural Cooperation are likely to be signed during the visit.
In a personalised e-mail to the Indian community in Myanmar, for the PM’s community event in Yangon’s Thuwanna Indoor Stadium, the PM has said that it is “with great delight and enthusiasm” that he would begin his Myanmar visit. The Thuwanna indoor stadium in Yangon which can seat up to 8,000 people will be the venue for t will be the venue for the community event to be held by PM on September 6 evening.
The PM will also visit Shwedagon Pagoda, Aung Sang museum and the Martyrs Mausoleum in Yangon. The 2500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda enshrines strands of Buddha’s hair and other holy relics. In 1946, General Aung Sang is said to have addressed a meeting here to demand independence from the British while his daughter, Aung San Suu Kyi, is said to have addressed another big meeting here in 1988 demanding democracy from the military regime.
PM Modi will also visit the Martyrs Mausoleum here which contains remains of Aung Sang after his assassination in 1947.
In Bagan city, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting the 1105 AD Ananda Temple which is another prominent Buddhist shrine in Myanmar. There will be several engagements of the PM in Myanmar after he lands in capital Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday afternoon to a ceremonial welcome, followed by a meeting with President U Htin Kaw and an official banquet hosted by the President.
On Wednesday, the PM will be meeting Mynamar leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi followed by delegation talks and press statements.