Rohingya crisis: Suu Kyi blasts 'misinformation'

Michele Moreno
September 7, 2017

Myanmar also vowed not to allow any insurgent group to utilise its soil to undertake hostile acts against India, the statement said. "Also our Turkish Coordination and Cooperation Agency [TİKA] head and our foreign minister, who is now in Azerbaijan, will head to Bangladesh to meet, contact and provide aid opportunities there", he said.

"Last year, unfortunately, there was an natural disaster in Myanmar which also hit Bagan and 400 historical structures were badly damaged and the Government of Myanmar, therefore, requested the Government of India to ask for the services of the ASI in restoring these historical structures".

The Indian government is also concerned about Rohingya immigrants in the country, and has been considering to deport them.

Suu Kyi made the comments during a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

"India's democratic experience is relevant to Myanmar. It's necessary for us to work together towards the security of our land and maritime border", Prime Minister Modi said.

"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. Aung San Suu Kyi's office has dismissed much of such claims as a "huge iceberg of misinformation". China wields influence with several of the militant groups that Suu Kyi has tried to bring to a dialogue with the government - giving it leverage in Myanmar's peace process that India can't match.

The first such MoU between the two neighbours assumes significance for the northeastern region of the country.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday received a ceremonial reception at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw, as he arrived on a two-day visit to Myanmar earlier in the day. He had visited Myanmar earlier in 2014 for the ASEAN-India Summit, but this is his first bilateral visit.

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

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

Other reports by Insurance News

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