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Ansari meets head of Myanmar's military junta

Giving a leg-up to the deepening bilateral engagement, Myanmar and India have identified two new areas of cooperation -- agriculture and railway -- as Vice President Hamid Ansari met the head of the country's military junta Gen Than She in Myanmar.

world Updated: Feb 06, 2009 10:09 IST

Giving a leg-up to the deepening bilateral engagement, Myanmar and India have identified two new areas of cooperation -- agriculture and railway -- as Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday met the head of the country's military junta Gen Than She in Myanmar.

The meeting between two leaders has taken place amidst indications that ties between New Delhi and Yangon are set to move into a meaningful phase.

Myanmar sought India's assistance in agriculture and agriculture technology and in strengthening its railway network expressing keen interest to buy locomotives.

Gen Maung Aye, with whom Ansari had extensive discussions covering all aspects of bilateral relations on Thursday, noted the great progress made by India in the field of agriculture and agriculture technology and wanted cooperation in this area, Special Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, Vivek Katzu said.

The officials of the two countries will now get down to identifying specific areas of cooperation in agriculture, Katzu told Indian journalists accompanying the Vice President in Myanmar late on Thursday night.

"We have to work out plans for specific areas of cooperation in agriculture," said Indian Ambassador to Myanmar, Aloke Sen.

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