Modi meets Suu Kyi

Posted September 07, 2017

The Indian government is also concerned about Rohingya immigrants in the country, and has been considering to deport them.

"Fake information" is being used to stoke tensions in the Rohingya crisis that has seen tens of thousands flee Myanmar in recent weeks, says Aung San Suu Kyi. "We are partners in your concerns, over the loss of lives of security forces and innocent people due to the extremist violence in Rakhine State", PM Modi said. The Myanmarese president and Suu Kyi had visited India a year ago.

The Prime Minister announced that soon 40 Myanmar fishermen lodged in Indian jails will be released. About 1.25 lakh Rohingya refugees have crossed into Bangladesh in the last two weeks after a fresh surge of violence.

- The MoUs include one between the Election Commission and Union Election of Myanmar, the national level electoral commission of Myanmar.

"India's democratic experience is relevant to Myanmar".

Today, Modi focused on the need for the two countries to cooperate more deeply in securing their long and porous border - an emphasis Suu Kyi shared when she spoke.

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- They also signed MoU on enhancing the cooperation on upgradation of the women's police training centre at Yamethin in Myanmar.

Misri further said all issues related to the bilateral relationship would be discussed during the Prime Minister Modi's visit.

■ Together we can ensure that terrorism is not allowed to take root on our soil or on the soil of neighbouring countries: Suu Kyi. The Myanmar leader thanked Modi for his support against the "terror threat" her country faces.

■ It is important to maintain security and stability along the long land and maritime borders of India and Myanmar: PM Modi.

"Last year, unfortunately, there was an quake in Myanmar which also hit Bagan and 400 historical structures were badly damaged and the Government of Myanmar, therefore, requested the Government of India to ask for the services of the ASI in restoring these historical structures".

"We fully understand the challenges you are going through", Modi said, praising Suu Kyi's "brave leadership" of Myanmar's peace process.