Peace process in Myanmar will benefit North Eastern states: India

Peace process in Myanmar will benefit North Eastern states: India

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Feb 2018

New Delhi, Feb 13 (IBNS): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Tuesday said India supports Myanmar's peace process and that the national reconciliation in the neighbouring country will also be conducive for the peace and prosperity of the North Eastern states of India. 

In response to a query on India's presence at the signing of National  Ceasefire Agreement in Myanmar, MEA Official Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, "India supports the Myanmar peace process. Comprehensive peace and national reconciliation in Myanmar will also be conducive for the peace and prosperity of the North eastern States of India.

He said, "Given the positive bilateral relationship between India and Myanmar and the significance for India of the Myanmar peace process, Myanmar had earlier invited India (together with China, Japan, Thailand, UN and EU) to sign the NCA as international witnesses in October 2015."

NSA Ajit Doval had represented India on that occasion.

Myanmar's two groups -- New Mon State Party (NMSP) and the Lahu Democratic Union (LDU) -- signed the National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on Tuesday, which will lead them to join the peace process in the country.

"Today’s event is another step in the process with two more parties, the NMSP and the LDU, agreeing to sign the NCA. The presence of our representative demonstrates India's continued support to the peace process in Myanmar, " said Kumar.

Peace process in Myanmar will benefit North Eastern states: India

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