Flag meeting held at Burma-Bangladesh border

Naikonchari, Bangladesh: A flag meeting between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Burma’s border security force (Nasaka) was held at Dusari Union, near Bangladesh-Burma border yesterday at about 10:00 am, according to BGB official.
“They discussed different issues such as— drug trafficking, to maintain good relation, illegal intrusion of Rohingya to Bangladesh, smuggling goods to and fro from Bangladesh and etc.”

16 members of both sides, BGB and Nasaka had participated in the meeting, BGB members from Bangladesh side led by Lt. Col. Mahabu Rahaman of Naikonchari  Battalion No. 15 while Nasaka personnel from Burma was led by the Commander U Min Min Than of Nasaka area No. 1, according to sources.

The Nasaka Commander also had raised the issue of two (GE) army engineers who were abducted on November 7, 2012 by unknown persons while they were erecting pillars on Burma-Banladesh border, sources said.

Regarding the event, Burma’s border security forces raided in different places nearby pillar No. 51 and 56 at that time, but they did not get any evidence, Lt. Col. Mahabu Rahaman said.

Nasaka personnel requested to the members of BGB to keep communication with each other over mobile phones at any time they need, said an aide of Nasaka.

However, the Lt. Col. Mahabu Rahaman handed over a gift (not mention) to the Nasaka Commander after completing flag meeting, said a reliable source from Naikonchari.

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