Defence

Myanmar won’t allow insurgents to use territory against India: Ambassador

By WION

Myanmar’s Ambassador to India Moe Kyaw Aung has said that his country won’t allow any insurgents to use its territory against India. Speaking exclusively to our diplomatic correspondent Sidhant Sibal, Myanmar envoy Moe Kyaw Aung said, “Myanmar maintains good neighborliness and you know, we will never allow our territory to be used by insurgents against other neighbouring countries and we will never support them”. He recalled how last year, Myanmar handed over 22 insurgents to India after a security operation.

On the connectivity front, Envoy Moe said distance between Kolkata and Sittwe ports was less than 500 nautical miles and that could pave way for “coastal shipping which can transport goods from countries effectively and cheaply”.

In the first week of October Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane had visited the country, and since the visit took place amid the COVID pandemic, envoy highlighted that both sides were serious about bilateral co-operation.

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