BGB-BGP meeting begins in Myanmar

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Border tension, checking drug trafficking on agenda

Bangladesh-Myanmar border. File photo

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Bangladesh-Myanmar border. File photo

The eighth high-level border conference between Border Guard Bangladesh and Myanmar’s Border Guard Police began in Naypyitaw of Myanmar today.

BGB will discuss with its Myanmar counterpart the de-escalation of border tensions caused by internal conflict in Myanmar and the violation of Bangladesh airspace by the neighbouring country.

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Preventing the smuggling of yaba, crystal meth, and other drugs as well as the repatriation of forcefully displaced Myanmar citizens sheltered in Bangladesh will get top priority in the five-day conference, said sources in the BGB.

It will also be discussed at the conference how to improve cooperation to ensure security, prevent illegal infiltration, combat inter-state terrorism, prevent the activities of cross-border criminal gangs and hold joint patrols and regular coordination meetings.

A 10-member team from Bangladesh led by BGB Major General Shakil Ahmed is participating in the conference, according to a BGB press release.

On the other hand, a 15-member delegation led by Police Major General Aung Naing Thu is representing the Myanmar side.

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