BGB-BGP senior level 8th border conference ends

The five-day-long 8th Senior Level Border Conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) ended on Sunday with the signing of Joint Records of Discussion (JRD).

The Border Conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Myanmar Border Guard Police (BGP) held at Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar.

Bangladesh delegation led by Major General Shakil Ahmed, Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh, consisting of 10 senior officials from Border Guard Bangladesh, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other organizations attended the Conference.

 

On the other hand, The Myanmar Delegation comprised of 15 members from Border Guard Police (MPF), Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Immigration and Population and Department of General Administration was led by Police Major General Aung Naing Thu, Deputy Chief of Myanmar Police Force (MPF).

In his opening remarks in the Conference, Deputy Chief of Myanmar Police Force (MPF) extended warm and hearty welcome to the Bangladesh Delegation.

He expressed his willingness to address the border issues on the basis of a friendly and brotherly spirit between BGB and BGP and in consultation with the concerned agencies and authorities.

Emphasizing Myanmar's adherence to the Border Agreement - 1980 he urged to enhance bilateral cooperation in combating illicit drugs and psychotropic substances and to prevent illegal border crossing.

He also urged to resume coordinated patrols between the two guarding forces to counter the potential threats posed by terrorist groups along the border.

Source: Daily Sun
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