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Biren flags off media tour to Yangon

Biren flags off media tour to Yangon
Manipur CM N Biren Singh flagging off ‘9-Day External Conducted Press Tour to Yangon, Myanmar’ in Imphal on Sunday. (NP)
Correspondent IMPHAL, Sep 9 | Publish Date: 9/9/2018 11:27:43 AM IST

Manipur chief minister, N. Biren Singh on Sunday flagged off the “nine-day external conducted press tour to Yangon, Myanmar” at State DIPR office Imphal. 

Talking to reporters before flagging off the tour, Biren stressed on the need for promoting bilateral relations with neighoburing country, Myanmar in order to achieve the goals of Act East Policy. 

He said “NDA government in the Centre under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is implementing the Act East Policy to build up cordial relationship between India and neighbouring countries.”

The tour sponsored by the state government was aimed at furthering and strengthening the cordial relationship between India and Myanmar.

“Manipur being one of the immediate neighbouring states of Myanmar has to take a major in promoting the cordial relationship, he said with a hope that this external conducted press tour will help strengthen the relationship between the two. 

Earlier, journalists from Myanmar had visited Manipur and interacted with the media fraternity and various sections of people of the state, he reminded and hoped that the tour will be fruitful.

The 20-member team of media person was led by state IPR director H Balkrisna Singh. 

The team of media persons proceeded to Myanmar territory after crossing the international border gate at Moreh this afternoon. The team is expected to reach Mandalay tonight. 

During the tour, the team will meet the press fraternity of Myanmar in Yangon.  They will call on the Consulate General of India to Myanmar. Further, they will interact with the Manipuri diaspora living in Myanmar.

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