Sunday, June 1, 2014

Myanmar-Bangladesh border clash handled by diplomacy

The Myanmar-Bangladesh border clash will be resolved through diplomatic channel, said director ZawHtay from the President's Office in a message posted in his Facebook page.

The two countries have reinforced their respective border forces as tensions escalated following an allegation that a soldier from Border Guard Bangladesh was shot dead during a clash on May 28.

"Our border guard force has never committed a mistake in the incident. They're assumed that insurgents from the Rohingya Solidarity Organisation were trying to intrude into our country," said ZawHtay defending Myanmar and rebutting Bangladesh.

After the incident, Bangladesh Foreign Ministry summoned the Myanmar ambassador to protest the gunfire, demanding an immediate investigation.

The Bangladesh embassy in Yangon presented a note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs protesting the incident and demanding the release of the BGB troop and a thorough investigation.

Reacting to the protest, the Myanmar ambassador has already explained about the clash and submitted evidence to the Bangladesh government.

ZawHtay said the diplomats of the two countries would work to resolve the incident so as not to cause further misunderstanding. He added that public anxiety was unwarranted.

45-minute gunfire broke out on the Friday, one day after both sides were trying to discuss about the clash.

____ EMG
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