Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Wednesday addressed the media after they held a meeting during the latter’s three-day state visit to the country. Prime Minister Modi, greeting Suu Kyi on her visit to India, said: “I welcome her excellency to her second home. It is an honour for us to receive you in India.” He added that India will stand by Myanmar as Suu Kyi led that nation to prosperity.
“India has a robust development cooperation programme with Myanmar,” Modi said. He also spoke about the need to have security co-ordination between the neighboring nations that serve mutual interest. “Our societies enjoy centuries old cultural connect. We offered assistance in restoring pagodas that were damaged in recent earthquake,” he added.
Aung Suu Kyi, in her address, said that Myanmar admired India for being the ‘greatest democracy in the world’. Talking about the discussion she had with PM Modi, Suu Kyii mentioned that they covered a wide range of subjects like development, construction, archaeology among others.
“It is our ambition to bring peace and stability in our country and beyond because we have suffered from instability for a long time,” Suu Kyii said. She concluded her speech by thanking PM Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee and reiterating the need for greater cooperation between the two countries.