Myanmar can learn from India’s federal policy to design its own: Indian Ambassador Vikram Misri
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 12-Aug-2017

Nay Pyi Taw, August 12: As a new democracy Myanmar is struggling during its transition phase. After a long civil war, the country is now trying to recover from gloomy history. Indian ambassador Vikram Misri told in a forum on Myanmar’s Democratic Transition the country can learn from India to fashion its policies.

"We in India do diversity with a capital D. We are happy with more and more powers to the state. That does not weaken our country, it makes it strong," Misri said. He emphasized that diversity is the beauty of a democracy. And federalism is a stronghold of the nation.

Ambassador of India to Myanmar said federalism generates a huge stake in the country's future and progress by a wide cross-section of people. He also referred to Nepal’s effort. He mentioned Nepal also faced agitation when it ignored most of its minorities. Though the transition is not complete Nepal achieved lot learning from different debates.

"What has happened in India will also play out in Myanmar. If you create an inclusive federation, it will strengthen your unity and not weaken you," Misri said.

During the inauguration of the forum, the famous leader state Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi emphasized that Myanmar’s top priority is peace. “We can take the experiences as lessons from the countries which are already developed,” Suu Kyi said.