PM Modi presents special gifts to Myanmar President

PM Narendra Modi Leaves For Myanmar For First Bilateral Visit

Modi announced free visas for Myanmar nationals keen to visit India, standing next to Suu Kyi - the country's State Counsellor and de-facto leader - in Nay Pyi Taw, at a time his administration has declared plans to deport 40,000 illegal Rohingya refugees now in India.

Asserting that India's relationship with Myanmar has always had a very long development cooperation component; High Commissioner Misri said both countries will review all projects that India is working on.

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.

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

Earlier, AFP reported Suu Kyi as saying on Wednesday that a "huge iceberg of misinformation" was distorting the picture of the Rohingya crisis, which has forced 125,000 of the Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh.

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In her first comments since the crisis began, she said the "fake information" was "calculated to create a lot of problems between different communities" and to promote "the interest of the terrorists". It is necessary that India and Myanmar cooperate to ensure that the land and coastal borders we share remain calm, he added.

For several years now, India has steered clear of supporting the West's vocal criticism of human rights abuses in Myanmar - both under Modi and earlier, when the Congress was in power, and equally when the military junta ruled in the neighbouring nation and under Suu Kyi.

Prime Minister Modi also presented the country's President, U. Htin Kyaw, a reproduction of a 1841-map of a stretch of the River Salween (that flows from the Tibetan Plateau into the Andaman Sea) and a sculpture of the Bodhi tree. "PM @narendramodi with the State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi", external affairs ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

India and Myanmar agreed that terrorism remains one of the most significant threats to peace and stability in the region and the fight against the menace should also include strong measures against countries and entities who finance and provide sanctuary to terrorists. He had visited the country in 2014 to attend the ASEAN-India Summit.

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