Aung San Suu Kyi meets Indian President in New Delhi
Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi called on Indian President Ram Nath Kovind at the presidential palace in New Delhi on Saturday (January 27).
The meeting comes a day after Suu Kyi, along with leaders of the other nine ASEAN (Associate of South East Asian Nations) leaders, attended India’s 69th Republic Day celebrations. It was the biggest ever gathering of foreign leaders at the parade which showcases India’s military might and cultural diversity.
Suu Kyi also attended the two-day ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit which concluded on Friday (January 26). The summit marked the 25th anniversary of the partnership between India and the 10-member regional bloc.
Myanmar stands as the only ASEAN country adjoining India and is therefore considered its gateway to South East Asia, with which India seeks to deepen political and economic ties through its ‘Act East’ policy.