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PM Narendra Modi to leave for Myanmar today

India TV News Desk 11 Nov 2014, 7:34:22 AM IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today leave for Myanmar in the first leg of his three-nation ten-day visit that will also take him to Australia and Fiji.

During his stay in the neighbouring country, Myanmar, Modi will meet Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi among other leaders on the sidelines of the ASEAN and East Asian summits in the country.

The 12th ASEAN-India summit and the 9th East Asian summit will take place in Nay Pyi Taw on November 12 and November 13, respectively.

Syed Akbaruddin, official spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs, said that Modi, besides meeting Kyi, will also call on the host nation's President Thein Sein.

Modi will be also attending the G20 summit in Brisbane on November 15 and 16. November 17 has been reserved for his address to the Indian diaspora in Sydney. On November 19 he will be in Fiji.

Modi is extremely keen to meet as many people as possible during his foreign visits and there will be several meetings on the sidelines of the multilateral events.

In the latter part of the month, Modi is scheduled to attend the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit on November 26 and 27, which is being held in Nepal this year.