Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
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Efforts underway to resolve issues with Myanmar peacefully: Kamal

Reiterating Bangladesh's stand to solve issues with Myanmar peacefully, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said on Saturday Bangladesh hopes that Myanmar would realize their mistake and refrain from doing anything in future that impedes bilateral relations.
 
"As we do not want conflict, our efforts are underway to find a peaceful solution with Myanmar. We will do everything, if required we will take it to the United Nations (UN)." he told journalists after attending a programme at Dhaka Ahsania Mission in the city.

The minister said the government has strongly protested regarding the ammunition, which was landed on Bangladesh territory from Myanmar side, adding, "Talks are going on with the Myanmar authorities and the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry called the Myanmar envoy to inform clearly about our position."

"Our Prime Minister never wants war, we want peaceful solution. Let their internal conflict keep within their boundaries. We are always protesting what is happening in our soil from outside," he said.

Kamal said Myanmar never stands by its commitment, adding, "We're trying bilaterally and also multilaterally . . . our efforts will continue. We are trying to repatriate 12 lakh Rohingyas, who have taken shelter here, peacefully."

"Recently, Myanmar has been fighting not only with Rohingyas but also with many of their ethnic groups in Thailand, China and Mizoram. We observed that a rebel group called Arakan Army is fighting there," he said. 

The minister said, "Sometimes a good relation was seen between Myanmar and Arakan Army, sometimes it turned into war. But they know the secret. Of course, their war should be within their boundaries."

He said there is a Rohingya camp on the zero line next to the Myanmar border. 

Mentioning that on Friday a person was killed and some others were wounded when shells fired from Myanmar side landed in a camp, Kamal said that Bangladesh strongly condemned it.