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Myanmar extends help to curb insurg

Myanmar extends help to curb insurgency

The Statesman news paper, November 5,2000

The Myanmar government today assured that it would not allow insurgents
from India to set up bases on its soil and said it would extend all help
to prevent cross-border terrorism.
Myanmar?s home minister, Col. Tin Hlaing, during a 45 minute discussion
with Mr. L.K.Advani, said his government would leave no stone unturned
to trace Indian insurgents and force them to destroy their bases. Col.
Tin Hlaing, here on a nine-day visit, said priority would be given to
develop the common border areas.
The killing of three Assam Rifles men by the Myanmarese Army last month
was however not discussed. Col. Tin Hlaing said the matter was raised at
yesterday?s meeting with Mr. George Fernandes and would be sorted out by
the Army officials of the two countries.
He expressed hope that India and Myanmar will also work together to
improve ties in trade and commerce sectors.
Col. Hlaing held talks with external affairs minister, Mr. Jaswant
Singh, and various issues, including cross-border insurgency, surfaced
during their discussion.
Col. Tin Hlaing, along with director general (general administration
department), Mr.Aung Thein, and director (international relations) law
enforcement department Lt Col Kham Aung, also visited the CBI
headquarters and Central Forensic Science Lab