8th BGB-BGP meeting begins in Myanmar
The eighth high-level border conference between the Border Guard Bangladesh and Myanmar's Border Guard Police began in Myanmar's Naypyidaw yesterday.
A 10-member delegation from Bangladesh, led by BGB Major General Shakil Ahmed, is participating in the conference, while a 15-member one, led by Police Major General Aung Naing Thu, is representing the Myanmar side, said a BGB press release.
Prevention of drug smuggling and the Rohingya repatriation will be top-priority issues discussed in the five-day conference, said BGB sources.
BGB also intends to discuss the de-escalation of border tensions brought on by the internal turmoil in Myanmar and the violation of Bangladesh's airspace by the neighbouring country.