Rohingyas, infra on PM's agenda for talks with Suu

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar.

The burning issue of the Rohingyas, India's capacity building measures and infrastructure projects are expected to figure during Modi's discussion with Myanmar's State Counsellor and de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Prime Minister Modi's first bilateral visit to Myanmar comes at a time when the Myanmarese government is facing global pressure over the 125,000 Rohingya refugees that have poured across the Bangladeshi border in just two weeks after Myanmar's military crackdown in the Rakhine state.

"Today's agreements will strengthen our all-round bilateral cooperation", the prime minister said.

■ The prime minister's visit to Myanmar comes amid a spike in ethnic violence against Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine state.

"Together we will ensure that terror is not allowed to take roots in our country, on our soil or in our neighbouring countries", she said, adding that peace and stability were most important for development.

"People of India have the confidence that India can be transformed and we can break free from some of the evils that entered our system", he said.

Following Wednesday's talks, India and Myanmar signed 11 agreements, including on cooperation in maritime security and coastal surveillance.

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Rasheed said: "It is shameful and unfortunate that Aung San Suu Kyi who was seen as an icon for her constant fight to uphold democratic traditions and human rights has changed her colors so quickly and is justifying the ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Myanmar".

"We've now committed to building a hospital in Nay Pyi Taw (Myanmar), that is a new commitment that has come out of this visit".

Modi also asserted that India stands by Myanmar amid the challenges the country is facing.

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

The project is created to link Sittwe port in Myanmar, which India helped develop, with the the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram. When I am travelling, I make it a point to interact with the Indian diaspora, PM Modi said adding that the Indian diaspora has contributed to the development of wherever they have settled.

He said deepening the relationship with Myanmar was a priority for India, as a neighbour and also in the context of the "Act East Policy". Prime Minister Modi performed "puja" at Kalibari Temple.

The consensus was reached at the talks between Myanmar President Htin Kyaw and visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 5.

Prime Minister Modi met Chinese President Xi Jinping for bilateral talks on Tuesday, the last day of the BRICS summit. He had visited the country in 2014 to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)-India summit.


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