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Myanmar-Bangladesh Talks: Border Guard Forces Meet At 4th Central Level Meeting

14 November 2017

Myanmar and Bangladesh Border Guard forces met in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday. This 4th central level meeting focused on a range of issues including strengthening border security, counter-terrorism, identification for entry and exit, illegal border crossing, verification of citizenship as well as narcotic drugs control and repatriation.

The Bangladeshi side said there are thousands of people crossing into Bangladesh and it’s a burden for them.

On the other hand, talks are in progress between the 2 countries in terms of MoUs on Security Dialogue and Cooperation as well as on Establishment of Border Liaison Offices.

Chief of General Staff, Myanmar Police Force, Pol. Brig. Gen. Myo Swe Win said “I would like to convey that this meeting was convened with a positive point of view. We’d have discussions, hoping to get productive outcome.”

Director General, Border Guards of Bangladesh, Abul Hossain said “Neighbors are permanent and cannot be avoided. All the problems are linked to this content, that should be solved on negotiation and friendly environment.”

The discussion went only for a day. Officials from the both sides plan to meet with local and foreign media on Wednesday in Nay Pyi Taw.