Narendra Modi visits Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar

"We share your concerns about the extremist violence in Rakhine state and violence against security forces and how innocent lives have been lost", Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a joint address to the media along with Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi following delegation-level talks between the two sides here.

An online petition calling for the revocation of Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi's 1991 Nobel Peace Prize has accrued 366,000 signatures, PressTV reported.

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

The Prime Minister also said that future Indian projects would be in line with Myanmar's needs and priorities.

Some 125,00 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar's Rakhine state since violence intensified on August 25, according to the latest United Nations figures.

Suu Kyi said, "We are facing the same problem as India is facing in Kashmir".

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Following Wednesday's talks, India and Myanmar signed 11 agreements, including on cooperation in maritime security and coastal surveillance.

Ms Suu Kyi, in her remarks, thanked India for taking a strong stand on the terror threat that Myanmar faced recently.

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

The Foreign Secretary also informed about the agreed Indian assistance to developmental activities in the crisis hit Rakhine State.

# 10:40 AM: Being neigbours, we have similar security concerns.

Prime Minister Modi tweeted saying, My Myanmar visit covered significant ground in giving a much needed impetus to India-Myanmar relations & deepening bilateral cooperation.

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Geographically, Myanmar is the first stop for India's Act East policy.

In terms of capacity building, New Delhi is assisting the eastern neighbour in setting up institutions of higher learning like the Myanmar Institute of Information Technology, Advanced Centre for Agricultural Research and Education, Myanmar-India Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Myanmar-India Centre for English Language Training and India-Myanmar Industrial Training Centres.

He appreciated the role of the Indian diaspora in contributing towards to the development of wherever they have settled, adding that they also kept in touch with their roots.

The consensus was reached at the talks between Myanmar President Htin Kyaw and visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 5.

From Nay Pyi Taw, the Prime Minister went to the ancient city of Bagan where he visited the Ananda temple before coming to Yangon. Modi is also expected to raise the issue of the exodus of the ethnic Rohingyas into neighbouring countries. He had visited the country in 2014 to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)-India summit.

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