Highlights: PM Narendra Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Myanmar's Yangon

PM Narendra Modi and Myanmar: In search of new opportunities

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 worldwide community to end selective and partial approaches to combating terrorism.

In a statement after talks with Myanmar's de facto chief Suu Kyi, PM Modi said India understands the problems being faced by Myanmar.

Naming Mahatma Gandhi, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Rabindranath Tagore and Bahadur Shah Zafar, he said Myanmar had become the "second home" for those who had to leave their own homes during the freedom struggle.

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- The two countries also signed agreement to cooperate in "Medical Products Regulation" and in the field of health and medicine.

While she has previously acknowledged problems in Rakhine state, she has denied the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingyas, the BBC said.

State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi said, "There are many areas in which we can cooperate". Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that India shared Myanmar's concerns over the violence in its Rakhine state and said all parties must respect Myanmar's unity as a nation.

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"India's democratic experience is relevant to Myanmar".

Misri further said all issues related to the bilateral relationship would be discussed during the Prime Minister Modi's visit. Over 40,000 Rohingyas are believed to be staying illegally within India.

The Myanmar leader added, "The respective fathers of our Independence movement were close to each other and I think this closeness has been maintained throughout the seven decades and we truly believe that this will continue to be maintained in the years to come".

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Suu Kyi has visited China twice since she took office and has publicly spoken of her camaraderie with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose government has lavished loans and investments on Myanmar. Myanmar welcomed India's offer of assistance under the Rakhine State Development Programme and the two sides agreed to finalize the implementation modalities within the next few months, the statement added. The Myanmar leader thanked Modi for his support against the "terror threat" her country faces. 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.

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