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Bangladesh consulate in Sittwe relocated to Yangon temporarily amid security concern

  • By: Web Master
  • | Date: 13 February 2024
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The Bangladesh consulate in Sittwe, the capital of Rakhine State, has been temporarily relocated to Yangon.


Bangla foreign minister Dr Hasan Mahmud told reporters in Dhaka on Monday that the consulate was relocated due to the security situation.


He also added that all  340 border guard police personnel and soldiers, who fled to Bangladesh, will be sent back to Myanmar soon.


"That's our priority to send them back. Both sides (Bangladesh and Myanmar) have reached a consensus that they would be sent back,” he revealed.


Myanmar wants to repatriate their security personnel, and efforts are underway to facilitate this process, said Mahmud without specifying a particular date for the initiative.


"I don't want to give any specific date. That's confidential as security issues are involved," he asserted.


Earlier, Dhaka summoned the Myanmar ambassador to Bangladesh to lodge protests over deaths of two Bangladeshi nationals and also landing of Myanmar mortar shells in Bangladesh.


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