- Title: India's Modi says he shares concern regarding Rakhine situation in Myanmar
- Date: 6th September 2017
- Summary: NAYPYITAW, MYANMAR (SEPTEMBER 6, 2017) (REUTERS) ****WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** MYANMAR STATE COUNSELLOR AUNG SAN SUU KYI ARRIVING AT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) SIGNING CEREMONY SUU KYI AND INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI TAKING THEIR SEATS MODI AND SUU KYI SITTING MOU SIGNING CEREMONY IN PROGRESS INDIAN OFFICIALS SITTING VARIOUS OF INDIAN AND MYANMAR OFFICIALS EXCHANGING MOU MODI AND SUU KYI SITTING AND CLAPPING HANDS MODI AND SUU KYI WALKING TO PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (English) MYANMAR STATE COUNSELLOR AUNG SAN SUU KYI, SAYING: "And we would like to thank India particularly for the strong stand that it has taken with regard to the terrorist threat that came to our country a couple of weeks ago. And we've been, that together we can work make sure that terrorism is not allowed to take root on our soil or on soil of any countries." MODI SPEAKING AT PODIUM, SUU KYI STANDING (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) INDIAN PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI, SAYING: "The challenges which you face and all the difficulties that you are facing, we can understand that completely. We share your concerns about the extremist violence in the Rakhine state and especially the violence against the security forces and how innocent lives have been affected and killed and we share those concerns." MODI AND SUU KYI STANDING AT PODIUM (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) INDIAN PRIME MINISTER, NARENDRA MODI, SAYING: "Whether it be the very important peace process or resolving any other special issue, we hope that all the stakeholders together can find a way out in which the unity and territorial integrity of Myanmar is respected and at the same time we can have peace, justice, dignity and democratic values for all." MODI AND SUU KYI SHAKING HANDS MODI AND SUU KYI LEAVING
- Embargoed: 20th September 2017 09:45
- Location: NAYPYITAW, MYANMAR
- City: NAYPYITAW, MYANMAR
- Country: Myanmar
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- Story Text:Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday (September 6) that India shared Myanmar's concern about "extremist violence" in its Rakhine state, where a security force operation against Muslim rebels has sent about 125,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh.
Modi spoke after talks with Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit aimed at expanding commercial ties as part of an "Act East" policy, and pushing back against Chinese influence.
Buddhist-majority Myanmar rejects accusations by refugees and rights groups that its armed forces have violated the rights of the mostly stateless Rohingya, saying the army and police are fighting "terrorists". Mostly Hindu India has faced years of attacks by Islamist militants.
Suu Kyi told a joint news conference at the presidential palace in the capital, Naypyitaw, that Myanmar was grateful for India's stance on the attack on her country and they could work together to face the challenge.
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