Imphal, July 26: The Vth Indo-Myanmar Regional Border Committee (RBC) meeting between India and Myanmar was held on 25 Jul 14 at Imphal. The purpose of the meeting was to further enhance the understanding and cooperation between both the countries.
The Indian delegation was led by Lt Gen SL Narasimhan, AVSM, VSM, GOC 3 Corps & comprised of members from Ministries of Defence, Home Affairs and External Affairs. The Myanmar delegation was headed by Maj Gen Min Naung, Commander North West Command. “It is matter of great pride and delight to host the Vth RBC meeting,” said Lt Gen Narasimhan while addressing the delegates.
Indian delegation leader added that, “India and Myanmar with their rich historical and cultural ties have developed a unique close relationship over the years. The MoU signed between both the Governments on Border Cooperation Agreement on 08 May 14 amplifies the close relationship and resolves to carry forward bilateral relations. Therefore, such meetings contribute immensely in strengthening our friendly bonds, mutual trust and cooperation”.
In his address, Maj Gen Min Naung thanked Indian delegation as well as friendly people of Manipur state for a warm welcome and wished for continued progress and prosperity in years to come. He added that, “we share a long common border and have close affinity with historical, cultural and religious background. We always think of India as a true friend.
During the course of meeting a number of issues of common interest were discussed. The forthright and frank discussions reflected a high degree of commitment by delegates of both the sides which is bound to further cement the friendly ties.
“I am confident that together we will be able to bring peace, prosperity and also a better future to this region,” said Indian delegate leader Lt Gen SL Narasimhan, AVSM, VSM in his closing remarks. He added that, “these fruitful discussions will further synergise our efforts of achieving higher cooperation and understanding in time to come”.