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India, Myanmar have special relations: Meira Kumar

Posted on Feb 13, 10:12PM | IANS

New Delhi, Feb 13 : India and Myanmar enjoy special relations sharing civilizational ties in cultural, religious, spiritual and other areas, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said Wednesday.

The Speaker is heading the first-ever Indian parliamentary delegation to Myanmar.

According to a release from her office, Meira Kumar met President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Thein Sein and Chairperson of the National League for Democracy Aung San Suu Kyi besides the Speaker of the Upper House of Parliament of Myanmar Khin Aung Myint and other leaders.

Myanmar President Thein Sein hoped the visit of the Indian Parliamentary delegation would not only contribute to strengthening relations between the two parliaments but also strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries.