Burmese president to visit Bangladesh next month

Dhaka: The President of Burma U Thein Sein will visit Bangladesh in June, said the Burmese envoy to Bangladesh U Mai Lwin yesterday.

Outgoing Burmese Ambassador U Min Lwin announced this when he met Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman at Bangabhaban, the presidential place, in Dhaka.

The Bangladesh news agency UNB reported that Burmese envoy U Min Lwin made a farewell courtesy call to Bangladesh’s president yesterday before leaving for Burma after  the completion of his tenure.

During the meeting, the Burmese envoy said the relations between the two countries have improved greatly after the recent visit of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to Burma.

Outgoing Burma  Ambassador U Min Lwin on Tuesday said the solution to the maritime boundary dispute between Bangladesh and Burma is a win-win situation for both the countries, the report of UNB said.

U Min Lwin also told the Bangladesh president in the meeting that  the people of both the countries are happy that the maritime boundary dispute between Myanmar and Bangladesh has been resolved with the judgment given by the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).

Bngladesh President Zillur said Burma is the neighbor and close friend of Bangladesh and the two countries are enjoying excellent relations.

The President also expressed his appreciation in the meeting that the government and the people of Burma are establishing democracy in the country, said Bangladesh officials.

Zillur Rahman also emphasised the need for increasing trade and commerce among the countries of the region by developing rail and road connectivity among Bangladesh, Myanmar and China. “Road and rail links are essential for the countries in order to boost trade and commerce, said the report.

Bangladesh President Zillur thanked the outgoing envoy of Burma and wished him success in his next assignment. U Min Lwin served as Burma’s chief envoy to Bangladesh for two years from 2010.