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BD consulate in Sittwe to be moved to Yangon

Published : Monday, 12 February, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 219

Government set to shift the Bangladesh Consulate in Sittwe, to Yangon on a temporary basis due to the current security situation in Rakhaine, Myanmar on security grounds.

Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud Saturday said that the process of sending back the Myanmar security forces who took shelter in Bangladesh is underway following discussions between the two countries.

"A verbal instruction has already been given. Process is underway," Foreign Ministry official said. Meanwhile, the other foreign missions stationed in Sittwe are also moving to Yangon.

Dr Hasan Mahmud said it was not just the members of Myanmars Border Guard Police (BGP) and army who had fled to Bangladesh, there were some civilians too. And over a hundred people have also entered India.

"They also took them back (from India). Several members of their families, along with their border forces and army, have also fled from Myanmar to our country. Our Ambassador had a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Myanmar. Myanmar agreed to take them back," said the Foreign Minister.

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