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India to grant gratis visa to Myanmarese: Modi

Published: September 06, 2017 19:01:26 | Updated: October 23, 2017 11:24:56


Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that his country will grant gratis visa to Myanmarese citizens wanting to visit the country, reports timesofindia.indiatimes.com.

 

Modi made the announcement during his joint press statement with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi after the two leaders held wide-ranging talks here.

 

"I am pleased to announce that we have decided to grant gratis (no-cost) visa to all the citizens of Myanmar who want to visit India," Modi said.

 

He also announced that India has decided to release 40 Myanmarese citizens, currently lodged in various jails in India.

 

"We hope that they will soon be able to meet their families in Myanmar," the Prime Minister said.

 

Modi also asserted that India stands by Myanmar amid the challenges the country is facing.

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