Bangladesh strongly protests violation of airspace by Burma

Bangladesh strongly protests violation of airspace by Burma

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Bangladesh has strongly protested the instances of violation of its airspace by Myanmar military drones and helicopters on September 10, 12 and 14.

Bangladesh also mentioned that these provocative acts may lead to unwarranted consequences.

Director General (Southeast Asia) of the Foreign Ministry Manjurul Karim Chowdhury summoned Chargé d’affaires of Myanmar Embassy in Dhaka Aung Myint on Friday evening at the ministry and handed over a protest note to him.

Referring to the earlier instances of violation of the airspace since August 25 last, Bangladesh expressed deep concern at the repetition of such acts of provocation and demanded that Myanmar take immediate measures to ensure that such violation of sovereignty does not occur again.

With this, the Myanmar envoy was summoned for thrice after the influx of Rohingya people began on August 25 following army crackdown on them in Rakhine State of Myanmar.

In the past, Bangladesh strongly protested the instances of violation of its airspace by Myanmar helicopters.

In a diplomatic note sent to the Embassy of Myanmar in Dhaka, the Foreign Ministry protested the repeated instances of violation of Bangladesh’s airspace by a number of Myanmar helicopters on 27, 28 August, and September 1.

Myanmar helicopters violated Bangladesh’s air space near Ukhia on three occasions.

The ministry stressed that these instances of incursion into Bangladesh airspace by Myanmar helicopters run contrary to the good neighbourly relations and could lead to unwarranted situation.

It further emphasised that while Bangladesh has been cooperating with Myanmar in the security sector, such instances of violation of sovereignty may affect the existing understanding and cooperation between the two countries.

Bangladesh demanded Myanmar take immediate measures to prevent recurrence of such incursion in future.

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