Modi suggests INA memorial in Myanmar

Sep 08, 2017, 00:35
Modi suggests INA memorial in Myanmar

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi had earlier said that India shares Myanmar's concern on extremist violence in the Rakhine state and that he hopes that all stakeholders can find a solution, in which the unity and the territorial integrity of the country is maintained, together.

An online petition calling for the revocation of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's 1991 Nobel Peace Prize has accrued 366,000 signatures, PressTV reported. Myanmar officials claim violence broke out after Rohingya insurgents attacked dozens of police posts and an army base.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the Indian community at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon today.

She said that together India and Myanmar can ensure that terrorism is not allowed to take root on their soil or on the soil of neighbouring countries.

"To meet the needs of Upper Myanmar, trucks have started transporting high speed diesel from India", Modi said.

■ Would like to thank India for taking a strong stand on the terror threat that Myanmar faced recently: State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

Critics have slammed her alleged complicity in what they consider to be the "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims in the country's northwestern Rakhine state.

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Appreciating India's development partnership with Myanmar in the areas of health, education and research, he said: "In this connection, the Myanmar Institute of Information Technology and Advanced Centre for Agricultural Research deserve special mention".

"I feel that India's democratic experience is relevant to Myanmar and therefore, in Myanmar's executive, legislature, election commission and press council are institutions where we have comprehensive cooperation programmes in capacity building", he stated, adding that as neighbours, both countries' security interests were the same. They also kept in touch with their roots, he said.

Geographically, Myanmar is the first stop for India's Act East policy.

India has additionally promised the Burmese government of it's intention to open two Industrial Training Centers to aid developmental activity in Myanmar. Further in his speech, PM Modi said, "The history of India's freedom movement can not be complete without thanking Manyamar".

Earlier, during the delegation-level talks, Modi said, "We would like to contribute to Myanmar's development efforts as part of our "Sabka saath sabka vikaas" initiative".

Prime Minister Modi began his tour on Sunday (September 3) and attended the plenary session of the ninth BRICS summit in China's Xiamen, where he called for a greater cooperation between the BRICS member-nations for ensuring global stability and peace.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached in Nay Pyi Taw on a two day visit to Myanmar visit on Tuesday.

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