Myanmar gathers troops near Bangladesh border

Staff Correspondent
14 September 2020, Mon
Published: 07:34 Updated: 12:11

Myanmar gathers troops near Bangladesh border

Myanmar has gathered troops near Bangladesh border, which prompted the foreign ministry to summon its envoy in Dhaka.

Suspicious movement of Myanmar troops aboard trawlers along the international border was observed since Sunday morning, according to media reports.

Dhaka summoned the Myanmar ambassador to Bangladesh and handed over a letter of protest against such activities along the border.

Delwar Hossain, director-general of the Myanmar Wing at the foreign ministry on Sunday said that we have expressed our concerns over the movement of troops near the border.

Dhaka also asked the Myanmar authorities to stop any provocative activities and called for talks to resolve any issues between the two countries, according to Bangla daily Prothom Alo.

Myanmar deployed military troops along its border after it launched a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in the state northwest Rakhine State in 2017, forcing over 730,000 people to flee to Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is now home to more than one million Myanmar nationals, who live in timid and squalid camps in the southeastern district of Cox’s Bazar.