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Military council delegation led by Lt Gen Phone Myat visits Dhaka, discusses with Bangladesh chief of the defense staff

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  • | Date: 28 October 2022
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Narinjara News, 28 October 2022
A three-member Myanmar military council delegation led by lieutenant general Phone Myat met with the Bangladesh chief of the  defense staff general SM Shafiuddin Ahmed at Bangladesh Army Headquarters on 26 October last.
Both the generals discussed various issues related to the development of military ties between the two neighbouring countries including the exchange of high-ranking military officers. Phone Myat urged the Bangladesh authority to cooperate in joint natural disaster management
and sharing of relevant information.
SM Shafiuddin Ahmed raised the issue of refugees from Myanmar and opined that the long-term detention of a large number of Rohingya refugees would create security threats in future. He insisted on the Muslim refugees’ speedy return to Myanmar.

He also urged the Burmese authority to be cautious while conducting military operations in the

border areas.
The Myanmar delegation expresses its concern for the development and security of their country and expressed interest in solving bilateral problems through dialogues.
Phone Myat is the commander of the number 3 special operations group and in command of the operation in Rakhine State since the beginning.
In the press release, issued by the ISPR, there is no mention about the Arakan Army and also ongoing armed conflicts in the Rakhine border.
It is hoped that the engagement would help in enhancing the relationship between the two countries as well as the government armed forces in the coming days.

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