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70th Anniversary: Indian Republic Day Celebration In Yangon

27 January 2019

Hailing the 70th Anniversary Republic Day of India, the Embassy of India in Myanmar held a celebration at the residence of Indian Ambassador in Yangon on Saturday.

The Republic Day honors the date on the constitution of India came into effect on 26th January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition towards becoming an Independent Republic.

Union Ministry for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe, Union Election Commission Chairman U Hla Thein and Yangon Region Chief Minister graced the celebration together with the senior military officials, Parliament Representatives, Ambassadors and officials from Foreign Embassies in Yangon, Indian community and invited guests.

Ambassador, India Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar, H.E. Saurabh Kumar said "We come here excited looking forward the experiencing what a number is familiar what a real exotic and with the desire to see our bilateral relationship in growth. In recent, India and Myanmar bond have deepen. Myanmar today stand as the interaction of two of India major foreign policy initiative; The Act East Policy and the Neighborhood First policy. The momentum of high level bilateral exchanges has big done."

Indian and Myanmar diplomatic relations has over 70 years and shared historical linkages, cultural linkages and society linkages between the two countries. India looks forwards to see the infrastructure project to be undertaking in Myanmar with the growing interest of Indian private sector engagement.

Advisor, National Water Resources Committee, Myanmar, Dr. Khin Maung Lwin said “India is our close relations and I also work with the India Think Tank on the politic related to Indian ocean and we are working together to protect our people for sea level rise and many other relationship including economy and other relationship between border area.”

Pro-Rector (Retired), Hinthada University, Prof. Khin Maung Cho said “India and Myanmar has long history of friendly relationship. We also connect and communicate with Indian community origin in Myanmar. India is a good neighboring country and supports us in a wide range of fields such as technical and financial assistance.”

India has continued to increase the new chapter connectivity in Myanmar in the area of trade, tourism, transportation and investment.