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Modi in Myanmar LIVE: Will Ensure Terror Doesn’t Take Root, Suu Kyi Tells PM Narendra Modi

News18.com | September 6, 2017, 11:46 AM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday. The two sides touched upon several issues, including the unrest in Rakhine state. PM Modi announces gratis (free of charge) visas for Myanmar and promised to release 40 Myanmarese citizens, lodged in Indian jails. "India's democratic experience is relevant to Myanmar. As neighbours, our interests are similar in the area of security. It's necessary for us to work together towards the security of our land and maritime border," he said.

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Sep 6, 2017 11:07 am (IST)
Sep 6, 2017 11:07 am (IST)

We want all stake holders to work towards preserving Myanmar's unity and territorial integrity: PM Narendra Modi after talks with Aung San Suu Kyi

Sep 6, 2017 11:00 am (IST)

"It is important that we continue our long-standing land, sea border protection and continue to maintain stability to work together. Building of roads, bridges, energy links and connectivity building will help ensure a brighter future for us," says PM Modi.

Sep 6, 2017 10:46 am (IST)

PM Narendra Modi announces gratis (free of charge) visas for Myanmar and promises to release 40 Myanmaris citizens, lodged in Indian jails.

Sep 6, 2017 10:42 am (IST)

"India's democratic experience is relevant to Myanmar; as neighbours, our interests are similar in the area of security. It's necessary for us to work together towards the security of our land and maritime border," says PM Narendra Modi.

Sep 6, 2017 10:42 am (IST)

"Together we will ensure that terror is not allowed to take roots in our country," says Aung San Suu Kyi. 

Sep 6, 2017 10:40 am (IST)

"We would like to thank India for the strong stand that it has taken with regard to the terrorist threat that came to our country," says Aung San Suu Kyi, to which PM Modi responds that India completely understands the challenges.

Sep 6, 2017 10:16 am (IST)

"We would like to contribute to Myanmar's development efforts as part of our Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas initiative," says PM Narendra Modi.

Sep 6, 2017 10:05 am (IST)

"Deepening relationship with Myanmar is a priority for India, as a neighbour and also in the context of Act East Policy," says PM Narendra Modi.

Sep 6, 2017 9:42 am (IST)

Visuals of PM Narendra Modi with Ang San Suu Kyi:

Sep 6, 2017 9:20 am (IST)

PM Narendra Modi meets Aung San Suu Kyi.

Sep 6, 2017 9:04 am (IST)

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Sep 6, 2017 8:45 am (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said both India and Myanmar will review developments in bilateral ties with a focus on "extensive" programme of development cooperation and socio-economic assistance India is undertaking in Myanmar. Modi said he was looking forward to paying a visit to the famed heritage city of Bagan, where the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has done a "stellar work" in renovating the Ananda Temple. 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.

Sep 6, 2017 8:33 am (IST)

PM Narendra Modi had said that India and Myanmar will look at strengthening existing cooperation in areas of security and counter-terrorism, trade and investment, infrastructure and energy, and culture. He hoped his visit will help in charting a roadmap for closer cooperation between the two countries.

Sep 6, 2017 8:32 am (IST)

PM Narendra Modi’s visit comes in the wake of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine area with the state hunting down Rohingyas, most of whom who are now fighting for their lives. Modi had said that going to Myanmar was an ‘emotional’ trip, adding that he hoped the trip would help in bringing the two nations closer. Modi had visited Myanmar in 2014 to attend the ASEAN-India Summit.The President of Myanmar and Suu Kyi had visited India in 2016.

Sep 6, 2017 8:31 am (IST)

CLICK TO READ | Unrest in Rakhine State to Figure in Talks Between PM Modi and Suu Kyi

India has offered to extend assistance in stimulating a socio-economic project that can help alleviate the extreme poverty and distress in the state.

Sep 6, 2017 8:29 am (IST)

India has offered to extend assistance in stimulating a socio-economic project that can help alleviate the extreme poverty and distress in Rakhine. Ministry of External Affairs said that some assistance is already being provided to foster communal harmony but the onus of restoring peace lies with the Myanmar government. India also believes that initiatives like the Kaladan project that starts in Rakhine state will further help improve the situation. Kaladan is a $484-million multi-modal transport project between India and Myanmar that will improve connectivity in Mizoram. India managed the construction of Sittwe port in Rakhine only last year – one year behind schedule.

Sep 6, 2017 8:26 am (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on his first bilateral visit to Myanmar, will be meeting the State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday. The two sides are expected to discuss the unrest in Rakhine state. Just ahead of the visit, Joint Secretary (Bangladesh, Myanmar) Sripriya Ranganathan said, “It is a matter of great concern. There has been a particularly prominent attack where a lot of people have lost their lives. We have contacted them (Myanmar) to find out what can be done.”

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