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Bangladesh, Myanmar border talks begin in Naypyidaw

The conference will end on April 10, said an official release of BGB

Update : 09 Apr 2019, 08:40 PM

A five-day border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar Police Force (MPF) has begun at Naypyidaw in Myanmar. 

The formal meeting of the conference was held at Royal ACE Hotel in Myanmar’s administrative capital from 9am to 12pm on Monday.

The conference will end on April 10, said an official release of BGB.

Director General of BGB Major General Md Shafeenul Islam led the 11-member Bangladesh delegation, which includes representatives from the Prime Minister’s Office and home and foreign ministries, while Police Brigadier General Myo Than, chief of police general staff of Myanmar, led the 17-member Myanmar delegation at the conference.

Preventing smuggling of illegal drugs, especially yaba pills, end of firing at frontiers, trespassing and tackling terrorism in the border areas, and other issues of mutual interest will be discussed during the conference.

They will also discuss other matters, battalion and regional flag meetings and organizing the first meeting of Border Liaison Office (BLO), the released added.

Sharing information on border security at the right time, coordinated joint patrolling between Myanmar and Bangladesh, various steps for increasing mutual trust and other topics will also be discussed in a cordial environment, it said.

On the occasion of the border conference, BGB Director General Major General Md Shafeenul Islam made courtesy calls on Myanmar Home Ministry’s Deputy Minister Major General Aung Thu and Chief of Myanmar Police Force Police Lieutenant General Aung Win Oo on Monday. 

During the meetings, they discussed issues related to bilateral interests of the neighbouring countries. 

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