Suu Kyi: Terrorists are to blame

Bryan Strickland
September 7, 2017

In a joint statement issued after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's talks with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, the two sides called on the global community to end selective and partial approaches to combating terrorism.

Former president Asif Zardari had awarded a presidential award for bravery to Aung San Suu Kyi, but her silence on the massacre is of great concern, he said, adding that the double standard of western nations is obvious.

Mr Modi, who held wide-ranging talks with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, asserted that it was important to maintain the security and stability of the land and maritime boundaries of the two countries.

The Myanmar's president Htin Kyaw and Suu Kyi had visited India a year ago.

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

The two leaders also vowed to combat terror and boost security cooperation. Çavuşoğlu also added that Turkish aid that was allowed to be delivered by Myanmar on September 5 might have already started to reach Rohingya Muslims.

■ India stands with Myanmar over the issue of violence in the Rakhine state which has led to loss of innocent lives: PM Modi. Union minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said Rohingyas are illegal immigrants and will be deported. He noted that peace and stability in Myanmar are of the highest priority to India and reiterated India's continued support to Myanmar in consolidating democratic institutions in the country and for the emergence of a democratic Federal Republic, the statement said. Myanmar is one of India's strategic neighbours and shares a 1,640-km-long border with a number of northeastern states including militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur.

Modi's visit to Myanmar, a security partner to counter insurgents in the Northeast and a crucial connecting link to Southeast Asia, follows what senior officials have said was growing anxiety in New Delhi over a perceived tilt by Suu Kyi towards China.

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