Narendra Modi visits Myanmar amid raging crisis over Rohingyas [Photos]
Narendra Modi arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Myanmar amid a raging crisis involving Rohingyas in the country's Rakhine state.
Narendra Modi arrived in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday on a three-day visit to Myanmar amid a raging crisis involving Rohingyas in the country's Rakhine state. Myanmar's president Htin Kyaw, accompanied Modi as they inspect the honor guard during a welcome ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Myanmar. AP
This is Modi's first bilateral visit to India's eastern neighbour. He had visited Myanmar in 2014 to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-India Summit. Myanmar's president Htin Kyaw, speaking to Modi during their meeting at the Presidential Palace. AP
Modi on Wednesday will hold bilateral discussions with Myanmar's state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also the country's foreign minister and Minister of President's Office. Following the discussions, a number of agreements are expected to be signed. AP
Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is under mounting international pressure to stop the alleged human rights violations against the Rohingyas, who are denied citizenship in Myanmar. AP
During his stay in Myanmar, Modi will also visit Bagan, a heritage city where the Archaeological Survey of India is involved in restoration work of a temple and some pagodas, and Yangon where he will interact with members of the Indian community.