'Fake information' creating problems in Myanmar's Rohingya crisis, says Suu Kyi

Speaking on private broadcaster ATV, Çavuşoğlu confirmed that the first lady will have "close contact" with Rohingya Muslims who had escaped from Myanmar.

Commenting on Prime Minister's Narendra Modi's two-day bilateral visit Myanmar, High Commissioner Misri said it is a very important visit and is his first bilateral visit to the country.

Indian High Commissioner to Myanmar Vikram Misri said Tuesday that India has security concerns with Myanmar on the border that separates both countries, but the two sides have good cooperation in resolving such issues.

"India's democratic experience is relevant to Myanmar". Several other agreements were also signed between the two countries. Çavuşoğlu also added that Turkish aid that was allowed to be delivered by Myanmar on September 5 might have already started to reach Rohingya Muslims.

Earlier, AFP reported Suu Kyi as saying on Wednesday that a "huge iceberg of misinformation" was distorting the picture of the Rohingya crisis, which has forced 125,000 of the Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh. It is necessary that India and Myanmar cooperate to ensure that the land and coastal borders we share remain calm, he added.

■ PM Narendra Modi: Deepening relationship with Myanmar is a priority for India, as a neighbour and also in the context of "Act East Policy".

The Prime Minister will pay a visit to Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar's Yangon.

India and Myanmar agreed that terrorism remains one of the most significant threats to peace and stability in the region and the fight against the menace should also include strong measures against countries and entities who finance and provide sanctuary to terrorists.

Modi is now in the second leg of his two-nation visit.

Modi's visit to Myanmar, a security partner to counter insurgents in the Northeast and a crucial connecting link to Southeast Asia, follows what senior officials have said was growing anxiety in New Delhi over a perceived tilt by Suu Kyi towards China. The Prime Minister had visited the country back in 2014 to attend the ASEAN-India Summit.

A government statement said Suu Kyi told Erdogan that the Myanmar administration was "defending all the people in Rakhine in the best way possible".

  • Rogelio Becker