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Rio addresses plight of Nagas living in Myanmar
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Published on 30 May. 2009 12:07 AM IST
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In the backdrop of their meeting in New Delhi May 20, state chief minister, Neiphiu Rio Friday brought to the notice of Myanmar’s ambassador to India, U-Kyi Thein that he had apprised the union government on the matter of the plight of Naga people living in Myanmar, as discussed during their meeting. Rio in a letter to Myanmar’s envoy said he would further pursue with the government of India for extending financial grant for implementation of development initiatives in the Naga inhabited territories of Myanmar. “I am confident that with your initiative and support, the government of Myanmar will do something positive to alleviate the problems and sufferings of the Naga people in Myanmar,” Rio asserted. He also expressed gratitude to Myanmar’s envoy for inviting him to visit Myanmar and hold talks with the representatives of Myanmar government. Besides, he also lauded the envoy for suggesting cultural exchanges between the people, especially in the border regions. “It is through such people-to-people contact that we can build better understanding and friendship between Myanmar and India,” maintained the chief minister. Further, assuring all possible cooperation in discussed areas, Rio expressed hope that together “we will be able to effectively address the problems faced by the Nagas living in Myanmar.” Meanwhile, the chief minister has invited Thein to visit Nagaland.

 
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