Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), May 28 (ANI): India and Myanmar on Monday reaffirmed their shared commitment to fight the scourge of terrorism and insurgent activity in all its forms and manifestations.
In a joint statement issued after one-to-one and delegation-level talks, Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Myanmar President U Thein Sein emphasized the need for enhanced cooperation between security forces and border guarding agencies for securing peace, security and stability in the border areas, which was crucial for overall development.
In this context, both leaders welcomed the holding of the first meeting of the bilateral Regional Border Committee whose deliberations were useful in promoting such cooperation and understanding for better border management.
They reiterated the assurance that territories of either country would not be allowed to be used for activities inimical to the other, including for training, sanctuary and other operations by terrorist and insurgent organisations and their operatives.
Both Dr. Singh and President Sein also alluded to the importance of sound border management as an intrinsic part of maintaining border security.
They directed their respective survey departments to inspect and maintain boundary pillars in a systematic manner.
They also directed the respective heads of survey department to finalise dates for an early joint inspection of the sectors jointly identified at the 17th National Level Meeting. (ANI)