PM Modi pitches peace in Myanmar, no mention of Rohingya crises

Nay Pyi Taw: During Prime Minister Modi’s first bilateral visit to Myanmar, he pitched for peace on Wednesday in the Rakhine state and urged all stakeholders to find a solution that respects the country’s unity, as he talked with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

However, he made no mention of the fleeing Rohingya refugees, which mostly comprise of Muslim. There are reportedly some 500 refugees as well belonging to the Hindu community.

PM Modi also emphasised that it was important to maintain stability along the long land and maritime borders of the two countries while speaking about the terror concerns, reports Telangana Today.

The government of Myanmar which is currently led by Nobel laureate Suu Kyi is facing international pressure over the 125,000 Rohingya refugees that have poured across the Bangladeshi border in just two weeks after Myanmar’s military launched a crackdown in the Rakhine state.

The Indian Prime Minister in his joint press statement with Suu Kyi after the talks, said India understands the problems being faced by Myanmar.

Expressing support of India to Myanmar, he said India shares Myanmar’s concerns over the “extremist violence” in the Rakhine state, especially the loss of innocent lives of the people and the military personnel. At the same time, the solution can bring about peace, justice, dignity and democratic values for all, he said.

They also discussed strengthening “historical relationship” between the two neighbours. He had earlier visited the country in 2014 to attend the ASEAN-India Summit.