Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first bilateral visit to Myanmar is yet again making him famous for choosing some precious gift items. He presented a reproduction of a 1841 map of a stretch of River Salween to President of Myanmar U Htin Kyaw. Along with this, he also presented a sculpture of Bodhi tree to the Myanmar President.

A sculpture of Bodhi tree.A reproduction of a 1841 map of a stretch of the River Salween

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A sculpture of Bodhi tree

PM Modi tweeted about the same saying, “Presented Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw a reproduction of a 1841 map of a stretch of the River Salween. Also presented President Htin Kyaw a sculpture of Bodhi tree”.

Earlier in 2014, Modi had visited the country to attend the ASEAN-India Summit and since then, this is his first bilateral visit. Welcoming Narendra Modi to Myanmar, a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw was hosted for him and later he inspected guard of honour.

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This 2-day visit to Myanmar is laying stress on discussing the way forward to build up and strengthen  the bilateral relations between two countries. Also coming to light is the issue of 40,000 Rohingyas illegally staying in India which are considered to be deported back soon.

Addressing the same,  External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted:

The Myanmarese president and Suu Kyi had visited India last year. Myanmar is one of India’s strategic neighbours and shares a 1,640-km-long border with a number of northeastern states including militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur.