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

Posted September 07, 2017

The exchange ceremony was held while Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi issued a joint statement.

The envoy added that the Prime Minister will also be visiting the Kali Temple, one of the oldest temples in Yangon, the mausoleum of the last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar and also pay his respects at the martyrs mausoleum in Myanmar which is a mark of respect to founding father of this country, General Aung San.

The government has said it would deport all Rohingyas living in India illegally but the Supreme Court has said that it will hear on September 11 a plea seeking a direction to the central government not to deport about 40,000 such refugees back to Myanmar.

In response, Myanmar security forces began days of "clearing operations" they claimed were needed to tackle terrorism.

Prime Minister Modi hailed the meeting, during which they discussed steps to deepen the "historical relationship" between the two neighbours, as "wonderful".

"Prime Minister Modi and Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi meet in Myanmar, discuss further cementing of India-Myanmar relations", PMO tweeted.

"We have a very large development cooperation footprint in this country which is 1.75 billion dollars, number of projects are being done under that and we will review all those projects, may have been completed others on the way for completion", Misri told ANI.

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

Listof MoUs/Agreements signed during State visit of Prime Minister to Myanmar. The Myanmar leader thanked Modi for his support against the "terror threat" her country faces.

He also presented the Myanmar president a reproduction of a 1841 map of a stretch of the River Salween (that flows from the Tibetan Plateau into the Andaman Sea) and a sculpture of the Bodhi tree. He had earlier come here in 2014 to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)-India Summit.

Some Western critics have suggested the Nobel Peace Prize she won in 1991 as a champion of democracy be revoked.

"Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose made the clarion call of "Give me blood and I will give you freedom" in Myanmar and thousands of men and women responded", Modi said while addressing the Indian diaspora here.