President Ram Nath Kovind will emplane for a five-day visit to neighbouring country Myanmar on Monday. The President’s visit aims at boosting bilateral relations between both nations.

In his maiden visit to the neighbouring country, President Kovind and First Lady Savita Kovind are likely to land in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday evening.

The President will be in Myanmar from December 10- 14.

According to a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) there will be a ceremonial welcome accorded to the President at Nay Pyi Taw, followed by delegation-level talks with his Myanmar counterpart Win Myint.

President Kovind is likely to meet State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and witness the signing of agreements and press statements.

On December 12, President Kovind will pay a visit to the Advanced Center for Agricultural Research and Education and the Rice Bio-park. Both of these projects are funded by grants from the Government of India projects.

President Kovind will also launch a mobile application for agricultural technology. He will visit some labs at the institution.

President Kovind and First Lady will then emplane for Yangon on the same day. They will then lay a wreath at the Martyr’s Mausoleum, which is the resting place of General Aung San, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s late father, the statement added.

The President and First Lady will also pay a visit to the famous Shwedagon Pagoda in the city.

There will be a short meeting and a photo opportunity with veterans of the Indian National Army which will be followed by a community reception in which about 500 people, mostly persons of Indian origin, will be invited.

On December 13, the President and the First Lady will visit the Shri Kali Temple and the Mazaar of last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar. President Kovind will then inaugurate ‘Enterprise India’ exhibition. This is an exhibition being set up by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) of about 45- 50 Indian companies ranging from very large Indian companies to small enterprises to showcase Indian manufacturing capabilities and industrial technology.

After this, the President and the First Lady will visit the Dhamma Joti-Vipassana Meditation Centre. On the morning of December 14, President Kovind and First Lady will depart for New Delhi after completing their engagements in Myanmar.

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