BGB-Nasaka flag meeting held at border

Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh: A company commander level flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) was held at Ghundum area of Naikkongchori upazila along Bangladesh-Burma border yesterday afternoon, according to BGB official.

“Col. Mohammad Khalequzzaman of Battalion No 17 led 11-member Bangladesh BGB team while deputy Commander of Nasaka area No 3 of Maungdaw Township, led 13-member of Burma Nasaka team.”

Col Mohammad Khalekuzzaman said, “We requested to Nasaka personnel not to force Rohingyas to leave the country (Myanmar).’’

Regarding the question, the Nasaka official said that they would check the Burma-Bangladesh border to stop intrusion of Rohingyas to Bangladesh, the Col more added.

According to sources, in the two-hour long meeting, both sides agreed to restore peaceful atmosphere in Burma-Bangladesh border.

Besides, both sides discussed over 238 Bangladeshi prisoners who have been languishing in Burma’s jail. They were caught by Nasaka from border areas while they were cutting wood and fishing in Naff River. They will be released with understanding later, sources added.

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