Narendra Modi-Li Keqiang to discuss border issues in Myanmar today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will conclude his three-day visit to Myanmar today. However, he will be meeting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang today on the sidelines of East Asia Summit – where he is expected to take up incursion issues with them.

According to some reports, tension between Beijing and New Delhi escalated in past couple of months, with China expressing concern over India’s naval plans with Vietnam, while India has cited worries over the docking of a Chinese submarine at the Colombo harbour.

Even President Xi Jinping’s India visit in September was seen as having been somewhat overshadowed by the stand-off in Chumar sector, along the Line of Actual Control (LAC). While there were some positives from the top level visit, including $20 billion investment pledge from China and mutual assurances to move forward agreements such as the setting up of China-dedicated industrial parks in India.

Besides Li, PM Modi is slated to meet the new President of Indonesia Joko Widodo and the Prime Minister of Laos on the sidelines of the Summit on Thursday.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi met Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, where he had recalled his visit to Russia in 2001. He also met Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key at the Summit.

The Prime Minister ia also slated to meet the Indian community in Myanmar today.

PM Modi met the US President Barack Obama last night at the gala dinner where the latter called him a ‘Man of Action’. He met Myanmar’s pro-Democracy leader Aung Saan Su Kyi on Wednesday. He also addressed 12th ASEAN-India Summit.

PM Modi is on a three-nation trip and reached Myanmar on Tuesday. During the 10-day trip, he will also be visiting Australia and Fiji.

Courtesy Niti Central



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