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India offers Myanmar's Suu Kyi help in energy, agriculture

NEW DELHI – India has offered to provide help with energy and agriculture in response to a request from visiting Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi for co-operation in building infrastructure in her country.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Suu Kyi in New Delhi on Wednesday and also offered help in restoring pagodas damaged by a recent earthquake in Myanmar.

Modi said the two countries have similar security concerns and have agreed to work in close co-operation along their borders.

Suu Kyi also sought the help of India’s private sector, saying the people of Myanmar look forward to progress and improvement in their lives.

Her three-day visit to India ends later Wednesday.