Nay Pyi Taw: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday called on Myanmar President U Win Myint soon after she arrived here for talks with the country's top leadership on key bilateral and regional issues, including the Rohingya refugee crisis.
An estimated 7,00,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar's Rakhine state since August last year after large-scale violence following a military crackdown. The exodus of refugees in large numbers has resulted in a major crisis in neighbouring Bangladesh.
Ms Swaraj is here on a two-day visit for discussions on a number of bilateral and regional issues, including the situation in the Rakhine state from where lakhs of Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh.
External affairs minister Raveesh Kumar said in a tweet, “A key partner in Act East Policy! EAM @SushmaSwaraj called on the President of Myanmar, U Win Myint in her first engagement in Myanmar.”