Bangladesh has expressed its concerns to diplomats stationed in Dhaka about possible instability in the region. They were also briefed about the current situation in the border areas with Myanmar. Diplomats have praised Bangladesh’s stance for maintaining peace and not stepping into Myanmar’s trap.
On Tuesday (September 20) after the briefing of the diplomats at the Rashtriya Guest House Padma, the Acting Foreign Secretary, retired Rear Admiral Md. Khorshed Alam.
He said that the diplomats have assured to convey Bangladesh’s concerns to their country.
Asked about Myanmar blaming the Arakan Army and ARSA for firing mortar shells in Bangladesh, the Acting Foreign Secretary said, “Myanmar has always made the same claim.” “We sought their (diplomats’) help so that Myanmar cannot take the opportunity to destabilize the region,” he said.
Earlier, Acting Foreign Secretary Md Khorshed Alam on Monday (September 19) briefed the heads of missions of Southeast Asian countries and informed them about the current situation on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.
No diplomat representing Myanmar was present at the briefing. However, diplomats from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam were present.