January 27, 2018

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with Mr. Ram Nath Kovind, the president of India, in Rashtrapati Bhavan (the Presidential Palace), in New Delhi yesterday morning. In the meeting matters relating to increasing bilateral cooperation, contact between the people of the two countries, conducting basic infrastructure projects of road communication between the two countries, closer cooperation in the agricultural, energy, transport, human resources and cultural sectors and India’s assistance in the development of Rakhine State were discussed.

The State Counsellor then explained about the peace process and national reconciliation process in Myanmar and invited the President to visit Myanmar.

In the afternoon, the delegation led by the State Counsellor departed from New Delhi by air and was seen off at Palam Airbase by the Minister of State for Family Welfare H.E. Mrs. Anupriya Patel, Ambassador of India to Myanmar H.E. Mr. Vikram Misri, Ambassador of Myanmar to India U Moe Kyaw Aung and wife, Military Attache Brig-Gen Thein Zaw, staff and families of the embassy and the military attaché.

The State Counsellor arrived in Nay Pyi Taw at 5 p.m. and was welcomed at Nay Pyi Taw International Airport by Union Minister for the State Counsellor’s Office U Kyaw Tint Swe, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman U Myo Aung and wife, Ministry of the President’s Office Deputy Minister U Min Thu and other officials.