DHAKA, March 2 (NsNewsWire) — The following is the full and unedited text of a statement which Bangladeshi Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued here on Thursday: ” The Ambassador of Myanmar Lwin Oo was summoned this afternoon to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to convey concerns of Bangladesh on the military build-up around the border pillar no. 34 near the Tambru border area where several thousand Myanmar residents have been staying on the zero line. Acting Foreign Secretary Rear Admiral (Retd.) Md. Khurshed Alam, BN conveyed to the Myanmar Ambassador in Dhaka that such military build up will create confusion within Bangladesh and escalate tensions on the border. He told the Ambassador to convey to the Myanmar authorities for the immediate pullback of Myanmar security forces along with military assets from the area.
Acting Foreign Secretary also expressed the concern that such event may hamper repatriation process which both sides agreed to implement.
A diplomatic note on the subject was handed over to the Ambassador. ”