Aung San Suu Kyi to pay an official visit to India

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Myanmar State Counselor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi will pay an official visit to India soon to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries, according to an official announcement on Thursday.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s three-day India visit at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be preceded by her attendance of BRICS-BIMSTEC Outreach Summit to be held in Goa, India on Sunday, the announcement said, reports BSS.

Myanmar Foreign Minister and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (2nd L) arrives at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand on 23 June 2016

Myanmar Foreign Minister and State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi (2nd L) arrives at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok, Thailand on 23 June 2016

Suu Kyi’s first official trip to India since her National League for Democracy (NLD) took office on April 1 comes less than two months after Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw’s state visit to the neighbor in August.

Suu Kyi will be accompanied by several key ministers and senior officials, the Indian External Affairs Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

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