Indian PM says shares Myanmar's concerns over Rakhine violence

Reuters News
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Posted: Sep 06, 2017 1:43 AM

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - 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.

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.

Myanmar has come under international pressure after nearly 125,000 Rohingya Muslims fled Rakhine after Rohingya insurgents attacked dozens of police posts and an army base.

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(Reporting by Nidhi Verma and Manoj Kumar in NEW DELHI; Writing by Sanjeev Miglani)