India asks Myanmar build conducive conditions for migrants’ return
New Delhi: India today discussed the issue of migrants with Myanmar and explored possibilities of creating conducive conditions for the return of these Myanmar nationals currently taking shelter in India.
India also sought continued cooperation from the Myanmar authorities for the early repatriation of trapped Indian nationals in the Myawaddy region.
In a virtual meeting between the Minister for Tourism, Culture and Development of North Eastern Region, G Kishan Reddy and the Minister for Border Affairs of Myanmar, the two discussed the recent developments inside Myanmar and their repercussions along the India-Myanmar border region including the issue of Burmese migrants.
It was emphasized that early restoration of peace and security and implementation of development projects in Myanmar would benefit the people residing along both sides of the border.
The two sides discussed the need to ensure peace, stability and economic development along the border, along with combating drug trafficking and other transnational crimes, strengthening people-to-people exchanges in the bordering areas, Free Movement Regime, and ways to augment border trade.
The two sides also discussed the Government of India’s grant-in-aid connectivity projects in Myanmar aimed at infrastructure development in the country and the economic well-being of the people of Myanmar.
– global bihari bureau