India, Myanmar agree to take action against insurgent groups operating within their territories

New Delhi: India and Myanmar have shaken hands to take action against insurgent groups operating within their territories. They have also agreed to provide security cooperation in facilitating movement of people and trade across the international border. This was decided during the two day 22nd National Level Meeting between India and Myanmar which concluded in New Delhi on Friday.

Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba represented India, the Myanmar delegation was led by Major General Aung Thu, who is the deputy minister in the ministry of home affairs.

“During the meeting, both sides agreed to take action against insurgent groups operating within their territories. The two countries agreed on providing security cooperation along and facilitating movement of people and trade across the international border,” the home ministry said in a statement on Friday.

The ministry also added that both sides had agreed to cooperate to prevent smuggling of wildlife and narcotic drugs. The two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation in international border management, including construction of subsidiary pillars to better demarcate the border.

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