State team meets Indian Embassy first secretary at Yangon

LAISHRAM KESHONANDA
YANGON,12th sep: First secretary to Indian Embassy of Yangon Shweta Singh has said that process for proper implementation of motor vehicle agreement and visa on arrival between India and Myanmar is in progress in order to bring better ties in trade and tourism between the two countries. Shweta Singh told this to a team of media persons who called on the former on Wednesday during the media tour to Yangon organised by DIPR, Imphal.

During the meeting, IPR director H Balkrishna and Committee on Act East Policy convener RK Shivachandra, who are leading the state team, expressed gratitude to the first secretary for the landmark opening of land route between India and Myanmar. They also urged her to facilitate more participation of Myanmar delegates in the upcoming Sangai Festival in order to promote tourism and art & culture of the state.

RK Shivachandra further urged her to implement visa on arrival and e-visa in order to bring closer ties in trade and tourism between the two countries in light of the land route opening. He also informed her that implementation of visa on arrival will help pilgrims of Myanmar in getting to Bodh Gaya with minimal expense. At the same time, it will help in developing tourism sector of Manipur, he said.


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