Myan­mar pulls back troops from Bangladeshi bor­der

Mizzima Business Weekly - - NEWS ROUNDUPS -

Myan­mar has pulled back se­cu­rity per­son­nel and weapons from near a no-man’s land along Bangladesh’s south­east­ern fron­tier, as bor­der-guard of­fi­cials from both coun­tries met Fri­day af­ter Dhaka com­plained about a troop build-up by Naypyi­daw, RFA re­ported. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Myan­mar said dur­ing the meeting that Naypyi­daw had de­ployed ad­di­tional troops and weaponry in the area for “in­ter­nal se­cu­rity” rea­sons and these “were not tar­geted at Bangladesh,” ac­cord­ing to Bangladeshi of­fi­cials. The meeting took place in Ghun­dam, in Bangladesh’s Ban­dar­ban district. Dhaka had sum­moned Myan­mar’s am­bas­sador the day be­fore to lodge a diplo­matic protest.

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