Myanmar ambassador summoned to state guesthouse Padma
Myanmar ambassador Aung Kyaw Moe has been summoned to the foreign ministry today.
Foreign ministry’s director general (Myanmar wing) Miah Md Mainul Kabir summoned the ambassador to state guesthouse Padma at around 11 in the morning today.
Bangladesh has been angered by the death of two people inside Bangladesh by a mortar shell from Myanmar.
Bangladesh will strongly protest the incidents of violence in Myanmar that spill over in the border.
Fierce fighting has been going on in Myanmar’s Rakhine state between the army and the insurgent group Arakan Army. The clash in Myanmar has frightened Bangladeshi residents near the border area. Many villagers left their homes to safer places as the sound of constant fighting on the other side of the border continued.
In the last two days, a total of 113 border guards of Myanmar fled to Bangladesh. They have been disarmed and taken to Border Guard Bangladesh’s (BGB) custody. Myanmar has already started contacting Bangladesh to bring back its border guard members.
Foreign minister Hasan Mahmud told journalists yesterday that Bangladesh has continuous communication with Myanmar. The Myanmar state minister for foreign affairs communicated with the Bangladesh ambassador on Monday.
“They will take back their border guard members. Now we have been discussing the mode of repatriation, whether planes or boats would be used to take them back,” said the minister.
The foreign minister was asked about involvement of any third country or the United Nations.
“Our border is sufficiently protected. Since they fled their country, we gave them shelter. There is no question of involving any third country here as the two countries have engaged in discussions.”
Diplomatic sources said Myanmar wants to take back BGP members through the Naf river.