PM Narendra Modi reaches Myanmar
On the final leg of his two nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Myanmar this evening. He arrived at Nay Pyi Taw airport from China after attending 9th BRICS Summit at Xiamen.
On his arrival at the airport, the Prime Minister was accorded red carpet welcome. Mr Modi then reached the Presidential Palace where he was given a ceremonial welcome at the forecourt.
Mr Modi also inspected guard of honour. Later, Prime Minister Modi met Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw who hosted a banquet in his honour.
In a tweet, Mr. Modi said, he had a wonderful meeting with Mr. Kyaw. During the meeting, he presented a reproduction of a 1841 map of a stretch of the River Salween to the Myanmar President. He also presented Mr Kyaw a sculpture of Bodhi tree.
Our correspondent reports that there will be a meeting between Prime Minister Modi and State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi tomorrow morning.
It is Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first bilateral visit to Myanmar. Earlier, he had visited the country in 2014 for ASEAN-India summit.