Jan-Dec2020

7th India Myanmar Joint Trade Committee meeting was held on 24 November, 2020. It was co-chaired by H.E. Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Minister of Railways, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution of India and H.E. Dr. U Than Myint, Myanmar's Union Minister of the Ministry of Commerce. During the meeting, both sides discussed the way forward to enhance bilateral cooperation in trade and investment.

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H.E. @AmbSaurabhKumar called on H.E. Dr. Myint Htwe, Union Minister for Health & Sports in Nay Pyi Taw on 22 December, 2020 Discussions included cooperation on #COVID19 vaccine, #traditionalmedicine, pharma & medical production, exports, ongoing projects etc.

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|| Partnerships for Lives, Livelihoods and Growth || Glimpses of the Inaugural session of CII Partnership Summit, 2020 with address by H.E. Dr. Than Myint, Union Minister of Commerce of Myanmar, Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India and other eminent dignitaries from India, Finland and UAE.(15 December, 2020)

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|| 6th virtual India-CLMV Business Conclave, 3-4 December 2020 || MoS Shri V Muraleedharan addressed the inaugural session of the 6th CMLV Business Conclave. Dr Than Myint, Min. of Commerce, Myanmar made his remarks a Guest of Honour. Report on 'Building Infrastructure in CLMV: Opportunities in India' was also released.

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|| Vande Bharat Mission || Yangon to Delhi 9th batch of Indians stranded in Myanmar due to #COVID19 took the special evacuation flight AI 1203 from Yangon.(7 October, 2020)

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Shri Harsh V Shringla Foreign Secretary inaugurated the Liaison Office of the Embassy of India on 5 Oct 2020. H.E. U Soe Han Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Myanmar also graced the occasion along with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane and Foreign Secretary Shri Harsh V Shringla along with Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar called on State Counsellor H.E. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw on October 5, 2020. They discussed important bilateral issues.

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Foreign Secretary Shri Harsh V Shringla and Myanmar Permanent Secretary U Soe Han had a useful exchange on a range of issues at the India-Myanmar Foreign Office Consultations (1st October, 2020) Myanmar is an integral element of India’s Neighbourhood First and Act East policies.

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Minutes of 2nd Jt Working Gp Meeting on Oil & Gas was signed in the presence of Secy @PetroleumMin & Permanent Secy, Min. of Electricity & Energy, and @AmbSaurabhKumar on 8 Sept 2020.

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@AmbSaurabhKumar met H.E. Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Union Min. of Education on 31.August.2020 in NayPyiTaw to discuss bilateral issues.Project Agreement for provision of library material & creation of soft infrastructure in 15 schools in Rakhine,built by Japan was signed.

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@AmbSaurabhKumar met H.E. Lt Gen Ye Aung, Minister of Border Affairs on 28.August .2020 in NayPyiTaw to discuss relevant bilateral issues. Handing over ceremony of a cheque of US$5 mn to the Gov. of Myanmar for India-Myanmar Border Area Development also took place.

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On the 74th Independence Day of India, Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar hoisted the National Flag and read out Hon'ble President of India's @rashtrapatibhvn address to the Nation.(15 August, 2020).

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|| Vande Bharat Mission || Special Relief Flight from Yangon to Delhi 6th batch of Indians boarded the special evacuation flight AI 1234 @AmbSaurabhKumar interacted with the passengers at the airport. #VandeBharathMission #AirIndia(6 August 2020)

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Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar paid respect at the Martyrs’ Mausoleum on the 73rd anniversary of the Martyrs' Day in Yangon, Myanmar.(19 July, 2020)

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5th batch of Indians boarded the special evacuation flight AI 1234 from Yangon to Lucknow & Delhi.‬(4th July, 2020)

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India and Myanmar held the 2nd Joint Working Group on Oil and Gas via video conference. Both sides exchanged views to further strengthen bilateral cooperation(24th June, 2020)

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|| Women Entrepreneurs’ Meet || Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar participated as guest speaker at a conclave organized by FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) on 'Opportunities & Potential for Partnership #WomenEntrepreneurs' led by President FLO Ms.Jahnabi Phookan and Ms. Khin Thet Maw , General-Secretary of the Myanmar Women Entrepreneurs' Association (MWEA)(12th June, 2020)

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Flight AI 1240 from Yangon to Mumbai via Kolkata 4th batch of Indians boarded this special evacuation flight. (29th May, 2020)

|| #VandeBharatMission || 3rd batch of Indians boarded MNA special flight from Yangon to Gaya.(27 May, 2020)

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|| #VandeBharatMission || Small blue diamond2nd batch of Indians boarded MNA special flight from Yangon to Chennai (24 May, 2020)

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|| #VandeBharatMission || From Yangon to New Delhi First batch of Indian citizens returning to India via a special flight of Myanmar National Airlines (19 May, 2020)

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On behalf of the Government of India Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar handed over medical equipment, medicines, and other supplies to the Ministry of Health and Sports at Yangon Airport to support Myanmar’s Healthcare System.(5th May, 2020)

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||India For Humanity’|| The Embassy of India in collaboration with Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), Jaipur, India and U Nu Daw Mya Yi Foundation, Yangon, Myanmar is organizing a 23-day 3rd Jaipur Foot Artificial Limb Fitment Camp in Yangon from 19 March to 10 April, 2020.

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||Reaching Out to the States|| Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar called on Chief Minister of Kachin State U Khat Aung in Myitkyina (6th March, 2020) They discussed:
-Capacity Building Programmes
-Development Cooperation
-Indian Diaspora in Kachin
-Institutional linkages
-Border Trade

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar inaugurated the Artificial Limbs Fitment Camp at Defence Services Rehabilitation Hospital in the presence of Maj Gen Thet Pone, Commander Yangon Regional Command. 250 military personnel including veterans of the Myanmar Defence Services will benefit. The initiative is being spearheaded by @BmvssJaipurFoot & is supported by the Government of India in collaboration with Myanmar Defence Services.(3 March 2020)

|| Knowledge Sharing Session || The Embassy of India, Yangon in association with IMCC organised an interaction on: Indian Budget and NRI specific announcements by Sh. Samir Kant Jha, @TheOfficialSBI Myanmar Economy & Impact of Corona virus by Dr. Zaw Oo, CESD (22nd February, 2020 -Sule Shangri La Hotel)

Ceremonial Welcome of President of Myanmar, U Win Myint at Rashrapati Bahavan (27 February, 2020)

Maritime Cooperation || Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs, received Admiral Karambir Singh, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) of India, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw.(18th February,2020)

Vishwa Hindi Diwas 2020 celebrations in Yangon. Competitions like Hindi Cartoon, Hindi slogan for photos captured and elocution competition on the topic "Meri Bharat Yatra" was conducted by Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC) of the Embassy of India, Yangon(7 February, 2020)

India and Myanmar both have the tradition of string instruments – Veena & Saung. The Embassy of India, Yangon organised a coordinated concert at Sule Shangri La Hotel where Veena from India and Saung from Myanmar were played in sync with each other (30 January, 2020)

The Celebration of 71st India's Republic Day Reception at India House.(26 January, 2020)

Myanmar |Celebrating Republic Day of India Flag Hoisting Ceremony at Embassy Auditorium(26 January, 2020)

||Handing over of Relief Material|| 20000 kits consisting of rice, rice noodles, pulses, cooking oil, tarpaulin etc were handed over. The assistance is part of Govt. of India's continued endeavor to support the socio-economic development of Rakhine State.-21st January, 2020

Embassy of India, Yangon celebrated Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at the Auditorium of Embassy of India, Yangon on January 9, 2020.

Ambassador Shri Saurabh Kumar met Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar, at the New Year luncheon organised by the Diplomatic Corps in Nay Pyi Taw.(3 January, 2020)