Modi proposes INA memorial in Myanmar

PM Narendra Modi Leaves For Myanmar For First Bilateral Visit

PM Narendra Modi left for his 3-day visit to Myanmar after attending the BRICS Summit in China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday presented Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi a special reproduction of the original research proposal that she had submitted for fellowship at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study at Shimla in May 1986.

"We share your concerns about extremist violence in Rakhine state and violence against security forces and how innocent lives have been affected", PM Modi said in a joint statement with Suu Kyi at Myanmar's capital Nay Pyi Taw.

State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi said, "There are many areas in which we can cooperate".

The Myanmar's president Htin Kyaw and Suu Kyi had visited India past year.

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

Highlighting that Prime Minister Modi will visit several places of cultural and historical interest, including the Shwedagon Pagoda, which is the most sacred and famous Buddhist site in Myanmar.

Listof MoUs/Agreements signed during State visit of Prime Minister to Myanmar.

Myanmar condemned the recent terror attacks during the Amarnath Yatra in India as also various acts of terror perpetrated by terrorists from across the borders.

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The Myanmar leader added, "The respective fathers of our Independence movement were close to each other and I think this closeness has been maintained throughout the seven decades and we truly believe that this will continue to be maintained in the years to come".

Myanmar denies its Rohingya population citizenship and regards them as illegal immigrants - even though many have lived in the country for generations.

The two leaders discussed the security situation prevailing along their borders and expressed concern at various incidents of terrorism and extremist-inspired violence that have taken place in their countries.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the Indian diaspora in Myanmar's Yangon city. The Prime Minister had visited the country back in 2014 to attend the ASEAN-India Summit.

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PM Modi hoped that all stakeholders were able to work together to find a solution irrespective of the size of a problem that would ensure peace, justice and dignity for all and respect Myanmar's territorial integrity.

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