NAY PYI TAW, Sept 5 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called on Myanmar President Htin Kyaw, soon after he arrived in the country on his first bilateral visit, and discussed steps to deepen the �historical relationship�.
Modi reached Nay Pyi Taw on the final leg of his two- nation visit after attending the BRICS Summit in China.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted a few images of Kyaw welcoming Modi.
��Act East� and �Neighbourhood First� Policy. PM @narendramodi calls on President U Htin Kyaw, discusses steps to deepen historical relationship,� he said in a tweet.
The two leaders also inspected the guard of honour.
The Prime Minister�s visit to Myanmar comes amid a spike in ethnic violence with Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state.
Modi will hold wide-ranging talks with Myanmar�s State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi tomorrow. � PTI