Mon 30 Jun 2008
Filed under: News,On The Border
A sector commander-level flag meeting between the border security forces of Bangladesh and Burma was held in Cox’s Bazar town on Sunday, 29 June.
The meeting agreed to conduct a joint survey to identify the border pillars.
Both the sides agreed to jointly remove landmines from the no-man’s-land along the border.
They consented to address different problems like drug trafficking, insurgency and other trans-border issues by holding joint flag meetings.
Colonel Syed Yousuf Mahabub Ali, sector commander of the Bangladesh Rifles, led the 20-member Bangladesh team while U Aung Gyi, director of the Border Immigration Headquarters, Mongdow, led the 15-member Myanmar delegation.
The meeting was informed that the Nasaka had handed over a total 108 Bangladeshis to the BDR [Bangladesh Rifles] between 1 January and 31 May this year.
Besides, more 18 Bangladeshis would be returned soon through a battalion-level flag meeting.