The Ambassador of Myanmar in Dhaka was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs this afternoon and was handed over a note verbale strongly protesting the firing and detaining a member of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) patrolling team by Myanmar Border Guard Police along the Bangladesh-Myanmar international border.
While meeting with the Secretary (Bilateral) Ambassador Mustafa Kamal, Bangladesh also demanded immediate release of the captive member of BGB Nayek Md. Mizanur Rahman.
Bangladesh has also demanded for a thorough investigation into the incident to prevent the recurrence of such incident in future. The Myanmar ambassador assured that the matter would be duly conveyed to the concerned authorities in Myanmar immediately and that he would revert back to Bangladesh side as soon as he hears from them.
It may be mentioned that Nayek Md. Mizanur Rahman of BGB remains missing as of now following an indiscriminate firing by the Myanmar Border Guard Police since yesterday morning.
Bangladesh Embassy in Myanmar has also lodged a strong protest with the Myanmar Foreign Ministry demanding an immediate investigation into the matter and release of the captive BGB member.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is closely monitoring the situation.