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Bangladesh seeks immediate steps on Myanmar by UNSC

| Updated: September 22, 2020 09:38:30

Bangladesh seeks immediate steps on Myanmar by UNSC

Bangladesh has sought immediate steps on Myanmar by the UN Security Council asking Myanmar to refrain from escalating the situation and targeting the Rohingya minorities in the pretext of security operation.

Bangladesh also urged the UNSC through a message to UNSC President to remind Myanmar of their responsibility to protect its civilian populations during any military or security operations, reports UNB.

Bangladesh Permanent Mission to the UN in New York shared the ‘aide memoire’, an informal diplomatic message, with the UNSC President on recent developments near the international border between Bangladesh and Myanmar on September 15, reports UNB.

The UNSC president was requested to bring the issue to the attention of the Council members.

Last week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned Myanmar Ambassador to Bangladesh Aung Kyaw Moe and protested the visible movement of Myanmar military very close to the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

The Myanmar Ambassador was summoned to the office of Director General (DG-Myanmar Wing) Md. Delwar Hossain.

Bangladesh recently noticed suspicious movement of Myanmar military forces on fishing trawlers close to the maritime international border.

Myanmar did not inform Bangladesh beforehand about such deployment though there is a practice to share with neighbouring countries.

The Bangladesh side asked Myanmar to stop such suspicious movements so that no misunderstanding takes place between the two countries.

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