Bangladesh-India to work together on Myanmar issue: Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud
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Bangladesh-India to work together on Myanmar issue: Foreign Minister

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 13 Feb 2024, 02:34 pm

Dhaka, Feb 13: Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud said that Bangladesh and India will work together on the Myanmar issue.

He gave this information in a press conference at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday afternoon after his visit to Delhi.

Responding to a question on how Bangladesh-India will work together on the Myanmar issue, the minister said, "We share a border with them. So if a situation in Myanmar concerns us, it concerns us as much as it affects or concerns our country. So since both countries are concerned about the neighborhood, there are many things we can work on together. That is why we discussed that we will work together. We have always sought India's cooperation, especially regarding the repatriation of Rohingyas."

Mentioning that the Myanmar issue was discussed in detail during his visit to India, the Foreign Minister said, "We have discussed the crisis that has arisen in our region due to the conflict that is going on in Myanmar now. In particular, I sought India's assistance in repatriating the Rohingyas who were expelled from Myanmar with citizenship rights."

When asked about the allegations made by the BNP that the government is hiding information on the Myanmar issue, the minister said that the BNP wants to make its statements known every day.

"We have informed the media from time to time about the number of members from Myanmar who have entered our country. There is no question of sneaking here. Initiatives have been taken to send them back. Hope to be able to send them back soon," the foreign minister added.

He said, "BNP is now an old car. Trying to keep it running with the start. They are trying to overcome the frustrations among their employees through the program. We want them to be in the democratic program. They can protest the government. But they will not be allowed to commit arson in the name of political agenda."