By Maung Aye
( Cox’sbazar, 5 July 2013) : A commander level flag meeting between Burma and Bangladesh was held at Cox’sbazar, a southern town of Bangladesh, where the issue of landmines was discussed in details, said an official report.
The Thursday event was a regular flag meeting between the Burmese force (Nasaka) and Bangladesh border security force (Border Guard Bangladesh) that took place at the headquarters of No 17 BGB at Cox’sbazar.
The 14 members Bangladesh delegation led by commander in charge of BGB No 17, Muhamad Nurul Islam discussed seriously with his Burmese counterpart colonel Aung Naing Oo, who too led 17 members Burmese delegation on the landmine issue those are allegedly planted by the Burmese armed forces.
The host delegation complained the Burmese authority that their armed forces had planted landmines along the border pillars no 37, 38, 39 and 40 with variation of distances from 70 to 100 yards.
Responding to the issue colonel Aung Naing Oo, who is also in charge Nasaka force currently, assured positive responses from their end. Besides the issue of landmines, the participants in meeting also discussed about various bilateral issues relating to illegal drugs, trafficking, cross border crimes as well as the development of border trades.