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Myanmar to tighten security during ASEAN summit

Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar will deploy 20,000 police personnel to secure the upcoming 25th ASEAN Summit, officials said on Tuesday.The ASEAN Summit is scheduled to be held Nov 12-13 at the Myanmar International Convention Centre
IANS November 04, 2014 11:47 IST
IANS

Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar will deploy 20,000 police personnel to secure the upcoming 25th ASEAN Summit, officials said on Tuesday.

The ASEAN Summit is scheduled to be held Nov 12-13 at the Myanmar International Convention Centre in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw, Xinhua reported.

Security for the participating foreign leaders is being heightened at all entries into the country including airports, seaports, highway terminals and city entry checkpoints.

The police authorities have notified people to keep their identity cards or effective travel documents with themselves while travelling during the period, saying that passengers on highway buses would be thoroughly checked.

Myanmar, the rotating chair of ASEAN this year for the first time after joining the group in July 1997, hosted the 24th ASEAN Summit in May.