Nagaland CM meets Myanmar ambassador in New Delhi

Neiphiu Rio met U Zin Yaw to discuss the development activities in Naga inhabited areas of the neighbouring country.

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2011, 23:30 PM IST

Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Thursday met Myanmar’s Ambassador to India U Zin Yaw at Myanmar embassy in New Delhi to discuss the development activities in Naga inhabited areas of the neighbouring country.

Official sources here said Rio, accompanied by state Planning Minister TR Zeliang, discussed with the diplomat the issues relating to development activities and promotion of friendly relationship among the people who have been residing on either side of the international border.

The chief minister referred to the large number of Nagas living in Myanmar and apprised him of their problems and development needs.

He conveyed that the people of Nagaland are happy that Myanmar government had recognised the Nagas and gave them representation in Myanmar`s new political and democratic discourse.

The ambassador said he would be taking over as the chairman of the ambassadors of ASEAN countries to India and they have been planning to visit Nagaland sometimes towards the end of the year.

Rio extended a warm invitation for such a visit and said he would be looking forward to meet him and the other ASEAN representatives in Nagaland, sources said.

PTI