May 22, 2024

DHAKA, Feb 5, 2024 (BSS) – Foreign minister Dr Hasan Mahmud today said
Myanmar government has approached to the Bangladesh mission there for taking
back its Border Guard Police (BGP) members who fled to Cox’s Bazar due to
heavy gunfights in Rakhine state.

“We have uninterrupted communication… and this morning, the Deputy Foreign
Minister of Myanmar talked to the Bangladesh Ambassador in that country.
Myanmar will take back their BGP members,” he told when approached by
journalists at the foreign ministry here.

Hasan said Bangladesh and Myanmar authorities are discussing the process of
taking back the BGP members.

“We (Bangladesh and Myanmar) are discussing whether they (the fled BGP
members) will be taken back by air or by boat, we shall find a way,” he
added.

In reply to a quarry when the BGP members could be deported, the minister
said: “That’s what we’re working on because more (BGP members) are likely to
take refuge in Bangladesh.”

He said that Myanmar security forces members had also entered Indian
Territory too before, and they were airlifted from India to Myanmar.

Till this morning, 95 people registered who took refuge in Bangladesh after
fleeing Myanmar, Dr Hasan Mahmud said.

Among the fled BGP members, some are injured and have been admitted to Cox’s
Bazar Hospital.

 

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