Meanwhile, Myanmar’s foreign ministry called the Bangladeshi ambassador in Yangon, Manjurul Karim Khan Chowdhury, and presented their explanation to him on Monday.
There, the responsibility for the mortar attack on the border was placed on the Arakan Army and the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (Arsa). In addition, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Myanmar said that the Arakan Army and Arsa ‘bases’ in Bangladesh should be investigated and removed quickly.
When drawing attention to this matter, Khurshid Alam said, “It is not about Myanmar today, they have been saying such things since the beginning. But we strongly say, our Prime Minister’s policy of zero tolerance on terrorism… we believe in that policy.
“Therefore, Bangladesh has never had the intention of destabilizing Myanmar by allowing anyone from other countries to enter Bangladesh, not yet, and not in the future.”
Another journalist asked the foreign minister at a briefing in New York whether any new Rohingya would be granted asylum on ‘humanitarian grounds’ due to the conflict in Myanmar.
In reply he said, “This time we have taken your strong position. We have sealed our entire border. So that not a single Rohingya can enter us here.”
In the meantime, some Rohingyas are heading towards the Chinese border and the foreign minister said, “They did not dare to come towards us. Because we have taken a very strong position that this time we also have a man…. Because the ones that are there, I still can’t send them back. I’m just hoping for hope. Inshallah they will return.”