India shares Myanmar's concern about 'extremist violence': PM Modi

India shares Myanmar's concern about 'extremist violence': PM Modi

India shares Myanmar's concern about 'extremist violence': PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day state visit to Myanmar, said on Wednesday that India is concerned about the "extremist violence" against security forces in Rakhine state.

Prime Minister Modi said India and Myanmar can together do a survey for an INA memorial here.

Suu Kyi made the comments in a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Efe news quoted her office as saying.

- India and Myanmar also signed agreements on cooperation between Myanmar Press Council and Press Council of India, extension of agreement on the establishment of India-Myanmar Centre for Enhancement of IT skill.

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

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Aung San Suu Kyi has also come under under pressure from countries with Muslim populations.

More than 123,000 Rohingyas have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in two weeks. The Myanmar leader thanked Modi for his support against the "terror threat" her country faces. Over 40,000 Rohingyas are believed to be staying illegally within India.

He wasn't talking of Rohingya refugees - but of 40 Myanmar prisoners who are now in Indian jails and who Modi's government has chose to release as a goodwill gesture. He noted that peace and stability in Myanmar are of the highest priority to India and reiterated India's continued support to Myanmar in consolidating democratic institutions in the country and for the emergence of a democratic Federal Republic, the statement said.

On its part, India condemned the recent terrorist attacks in northern Rakhine State, wherein several members of the Myanmar security forces lost their lives. It is his first bilateral visit to the country; it is a very important neighboring country.

■ Modi arrived in Myanmar on the second leg of his two-nation trip during which he travelled to southeastern Chinese city Xiamen where he attended the annual Brics summit and held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other world leaders. Myanmar is one of India's strategic neighbours and shares a 1,640-km-long border with a number of northeastern states including militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur.

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