widenews desk: Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister repeated today on 11 January her request to Myanmar to take back its nationals from Bangladesh as visiting Myanmar Minister of State for Foreign Affairs U Kyaw Tin called on her at Ganabhaban this evening.
During the meeting, the prime minister said the two countries could permanently solve the refugee problem through discussion.
PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting stating, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reiterated Bangladesh’s “zero tolerance policy” against terrorism and mentioned that Bangladesh won’t allow its soil to be used for terrorist acts against any of its neighbours.
Expressing satisfaction over the existing ties between the two neighbours, Sheikh Hasina reaffirmed that Bangladesh values its relations with neigbours. She added, “I would do whatever is necessary for further strengthening the ties with Myanmar”.
The prime minister invited Myanmar State Cousellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Bangladesh.
During the meeting U Kyaw Tin handed over a letter of Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and said Myanmar wants to deepen its ties and cooperation with Bangladesh.
The state minister of Myanmar also laid emphasis on setting up a border liaison office terming this as very important for both countries. He also stressed the need for exchanging information between the border forces of the two countries.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, PM’s Principal Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, Senior Secretary of the PMO Suraiya Begum, Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque and Myanmar Ambassador in Dhaka U Myo Myint Than were present on the occasion.