Saturday, June 14, 2014

Myanmar and Bangladesh to cooperate on border security

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The ceremony to mark for flag meeting between Myanmar and Bangladesh on June 6 at Maungdaw (Photo-Aung Ye Ko)
Myanmar and Bangladesh have agreed to cooperate to enforce border security and prevent conflict in areas between the two countries, according to a joint press release.

Delegations led by Police Major General Zaw Win from the Myanmar Police Force and Major General Aziz Ahmed, head of Border Guards Bangladesh, met in Nay Pyi Taw from June 10 to 12 to discuss border security and enforcing the rule of law in border areas.

In a press release the Bangladesh government said that they will not allow convicted persons or illegal armed groups to use their territory. They will also investigate ongoing problems regarding border security and inform Myanmar of further action. 

Both sides agreed to forge more cooperation between border security forces to combat illegal armed groups, criminals and insurgent groups operating along the border.

Bangladesh also agreed to accept the information provided by Myanmar concerning the Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) which is operating inside Bangladesh and aims to disturb stability along the border.

In addition, both sides agreed to deploy border liaison offices to better manage border affairs and cooperate on cross-border criminal cases.

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