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India Myanmar deliberate on Rohingyas, other issues

signed a crucial memorandum of understanding for the appointment of an operator of port that will boost connectivity

Amid the Rohingyas becoming a political issue in India, the country held a wide ranging consultation with Myanmar.

It was informed that the two sides reviewed all matters related to their bilateral ties including the Rohingya
refugee crisis.

They signed a crucial memorandum of understanding for the appointment of an operator of port that will boost connectivity.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale called on Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.

The two sides deliberated on bilateral cooperation as well as matters pertaining to international and regional matters of common interest including development in Myanmar’s Rakhine state.

After meeting Suu Kyi, Gokhale called on Transport and Communications Minister U Thant Sin Maung and discussed matters related to connectivity and transport infrastructure being developed by India in Myanmar.

Following this MoU, the process of identifying bidders to maintain these facilities will be initiated by floating a request for proposal.

During his visit, Gokhale also called on the commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Defence Services, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

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