Dhaka summons Myanmar envoy conveys concern over Rakhine

Dhaka summons Myanmar envoy conveys concern over Rakhine


Bangladesh has expressed deep concern at the continued deteriorating situation in the Rakhine State of Myanmar due to the ongoing actions by the Myanmar Armed Forces causing dire consequences to people and its implications for Bangladesh.Myanmar Ambassador to Bangladesh Myo Myint Than was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the afternoon to meet Ambassador Kamrul Ahsan, Secretary (Bilateral & Consular), who conveyed the government’s concern.The Secretary informed the Ambassador that desperate people from the Rakhine State are entering Bangladesh due to the humanitarian situation seeking safety and shelter across borders.

Ahsan urged the Ambassador to request his government to take urgent appropriate measures so that Muslim minorities in the Rakhine State are not forced to seek shelter across the border.He called on Myanmar to take urgent measures to bring back normalcy in the Rakhine State so that those who have already crossed and those who are waiting to cross the border, along with the internally displaced people, can go back to their villages without fear and with safety and dignity to pursue their normal life.Despite Bangladesh’s Border Guards sincere effort to prevent the influx, thousands of distressed Myanmar’s citizens, including women, children and elderly people continue to cross border into Bangladesh, he said.Thousands more have been reported to be gathering at the border crossing, according to the Foreign Ministry here.Ahsan requested Myanmar to assist Bangladesh to ensure the integrity of its border to prevent the influx of people from Rakhine State to Bangladesh.He also protested the tendency in the Myanmar media seeking to implicate Bangladesh into the incidents in Myanmar.The Secretary also urged Myanmar to give due consideration to the demand from the international community to conduct impartial investigations into the alleged indiscriminate and disproportionate use of force and human rights violation during the ongoing military operation in the Rakhine State and stressed that the rule of law and due judicial process should be allowed to function without late or hindrance.


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