Manmohan Singh and Thein Sein
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India and Burma to strengthen trade and diplomatic ties

The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has met Burma's civilian president Thein Sein in the first official visit to Burma by an Indian prime minister since 1987.

India has long been a big trade partner with Burma and the two countries signed 12 agreements to strengthen trade and diplomatic ties.

During his three day trip, Mr Singh will meet opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, whose mother once served as Burma's ambassador to India.

Sanjoy Majumder reports from Nay Pyi Taw.

  • 28 May 2012
  • From the section World