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12:00 AM, October 03, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 03, 2020

Myanmar Troop Mobilisation on Border

Take initiatives for inter-regional diplomacy: BNP

Expressing concern over mobilisation of Myanmar army in the border area, BNP yesterday asked the government to take initiative for inter-regional diplomacy.

"The government's weak foreign policy is clear to Myanmar. Taking full advantage of this, Myanmar showed the courage of mobilising their military forces in Bangladesh-Myanmar international border," said Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, secretary general of the party.

Addressing a press conference at party chairperson's Gulshan office, the BNP leader condemned Myanmar's move. "We are asking the government to take diplomatic steps to resist the Myanmar armies' ill initiative," he added.

Fakhrul said when there is any military mobilisation in China-India border, the government created a huge buzz but when Myanmar mobilised army in Bangladesh border, it kept mum.

"The government sent a letter to the [UN] security council. The government is  yet  to take any effective step to resolve the Rohingya crisis," he  said.

"We have failed in global, regional and bilateral stages to resolve the Rohingya crisis. The incumbent government's subversive foreign policy made it tougher to resolve the crisis."

The BNP leader said there is no alternative to creating a safe zone in Rakhine of Myanmar to send back Rohingyas to their motherland.

"It will be possible only when the government can bring the global, regional and bilateral diplomatic initiatives in a single frame," he said. 

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