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‘Bangladesh wants to solve problems thru talks with Myanmar’

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  • 18 September, 2022 12:00 AM
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‘Bangladesh wants to solve problems thru talks with Myanmar’

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Bangladesh does not want a war with Myanmar, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said on Saturday, mentioning that Dhaka wants to solve problems through a negotiation.

“We’ll do everything, if required. We will take the matter to the United Nations (UN),” he said.

The minister came up with the remarks while talking to reporters at a programme organised by Dhaka Ahsania Mission at Dhanmondi in the capital.

The armed group 'Arakan Army' has been fighting with Myanmar’s army for more than a month in Rakhine state along Ghumdhum border in Naikxyongchari upazila of Bandarban.

The firing continued on Friday evening along Ghumdhum border. A Rohingya teenager was killed when a mortar shell fired from the mountains of Rakhine state hit the zero line opposite Tumbru border.

Five Rohingyas, including a child, were also injured in the firing.

"We’re strongly protesting against the ammunition falling on our border,” Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal told journalists in response to their query.

“We’ve clearly stated our position. Our prime minister never wants war, we want a peaceful solution. Let their internal conflict remain within their boundaries. I am always protesting what is coming out.”

“We’ll continue our efforts to find a peaceful solution. Not on our behalf, but to the United Nations. We’ll do everything.”

The minister also mentioned the issue of not keeping Myanmar's word in the talks at various times.

He said, 'Myanmar never keeps its word.”

“We are making efforts both bilaterally and multilaterally. Our efforts will continue. We’re trying to repatriate some 1.2 million Rohingya peacefully.”