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Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj Reached Myanmar To Discuss Rohingya Issue

 

 

Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj Reached in Myanmar To Discuss Rohingya Issue

Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj is on a two-day official visit to Myanmar. She reached Myanmar’s capital city Nay Pyi Taw on 10th May 2018.

Sushma Swaraj in her visit is expected to hold discussions with Myanmar's top leadership on key bilateral and regional issues, including the situation in the Rakhine state from where thousands of Rohingya Muslims had fled following violence in the year 2017.

Sushma Swaraj received a warm welcome by India's Ambassador Vikram Misri and Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar U Myint Thu.

Indian Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj as a key partner in Act East Policy! (EAM) called on the President of Myanmar, U Win Myint in her first engagement in Myanmar.

Myanmar is one of India's strategic neighbors and it shares a 1,640 km border with a number of northeastern states, including militancy-hit Nagaland and Manipur.

About Rohingya Muslims & Issue

Rohingya are the stateless ethnic minorities (mostly Muslim) from Rakhine province of Buddhist-majority Myanmar, who are forced to leave their country due to communal violence and repeated military operations.

According to UN report, over 6 lakh Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar’s violence-hit Rakhine state into Bangladesh since August 2017 when the fresh wave of violence had erupted in this province, triggering one of the world's worst refugee crises

The violence had started after Rohingya militants belonging to Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (also known as Harakat al-Yaqeen or Faith Movement) had attacked police posts in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state.

Following this attack, Myanmar’s military had launched a violent crackdown on insurgents from Muslim Rohingya population which led to mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims into neighboring Bangladesh


 

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