India, Myanmar issued joint statement on bilateral cooperation

Jul 20, 2015 11:02 IST

India and Myanmar on 16 July 2015 issued a joint statement on bilateral cooperation after the conclusion of the first meeting of the India-Myanmar Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) in New Delhi.

The JCC meeting was co-chaired by the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and the Foreign Minister of Myanmar U Wunna Maung Lwin.

The second JCC meeting is scheduled to be held in Myanmar in 2016.

Highlights of India, Myanmar joint statement

• Both the leaders agreed that negotiations should be conducted to enable early conclusion of the bilateral MoU on Movement of People across the Land Border.
• First meeting of the India -Myanmar Joint Boundary Working Group, with a mandate to address all outstanding boundary issues, would be held in New Delhi at the earliest.
• A joint survey by officers of the two Foreign Ministries is expected to be undertaken to inspect the earth blockage site on Ti-Ho (Tizu) river on India-Myanmar border to inspect the efforts made by local authorities of Mizoram to remove the debris and restore the normal course of river.
• Investments by Indian companies in areas like ports, power, agro-industries, forest products, mining, construction industry, consumer goods, highways, oil & gas, plantation, manufacturing, hospitality and ICT would be specifically encouraged.
• Trial runs of Imphal-Mandalay Bus Service will be held at the earliest.

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