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Aung San Suu Kyi to visit India in October

india Updated: Aug 27, 2016 20:13 IST
Jayanth Jacob
Aung San Suu Kyi

India’s external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on August 22.(MEA India/Twitter)

Myanmar state counsellor and foreign minister Aung San Suu Kyi will visit India in October, her first visit to the country after the democratically-elected government came to power in Myanmar.

Suu Kyi visited China earlier this month. The Myanmar leader will be in India as part of the outreach session with the leaders of Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa at the eighth Brics summit in October in Goa.

The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec), the outreach grouping for the summit, includes —Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Formed in 1997, Bimstec aims to promote economic cooperation among South and South-East Asia countries.

This will be Suu Kyi’s first visit to India after the new government came to power in Myanmar.

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