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In the statement, he said India shares Myanmar's concerns over "extremist violence" in the Rakhine state, especially the loss of innocent lives.

India said on Wednesday that it shares Myanmar's concerns over "extremist violence" in the Rakhine state from where 1,25,000 Rohingyas have fled to Bangladesh, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging all stakeholders to find a solution that respects the country's unity.

Modi spoke after talks with State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi during a visit aimed at expanding commercial ties as part of its "Act East" policy and push back against Chinese influence.

Speaking with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Suu Kyi blamed Rohingya militants, who attacked police posts in August, for spreading false information about the crisis with the intention of destabilising the region.

■ Read full text of Prime Minister's statement during the joint media briefing with State Councillor of Myanmar in Naypyidaw.

Suu Kyi is under mounting worldwide pressure to stop the alleged human rights violations against the Rohingyas, who are denied citizenship in Myanmar.

Commenting on Prime Minister's Narendra Modi's two-day bilateral visit Myanmar, High Commissioner Misri said it is a very important visit and is his first bilateral visit to the country. The Prime Minister had in the meantime visited every other neighbour - except the politically unstable Maldives - for bilateral meetings.

■ Together we can ensure that terrorism is not allowed to take root on our soil or on the soil of neighbouring countries: Suu Kyi. The Myanmar leader thanked Modi for his support against the "terror threat" her country faces. She blamed fake news for fanning tensions related to the Muslims.

The two leaders unveiled the agreements after delegation-level talks, touching upon several issues, including the unrest in the Rakhine state.

■ Your (Aung San Suu Kyi) courageous leadership to the Myanmar peace process needs to be lauded: PM Modi.

"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.


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