The continuously deteriorating situation in Myanmar has also worried India. Due to this, neighboring countries like India have become alert. Bangladesh Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmood on Wednesday said the deteriorating security situation in Myanmar is “worrying” for both India and Bangladesh as it could affect regional peace and stability. Mahmood said this a few hours after talking to National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Mahmood said the issue came up in his meeting with Doval and that 338 people from Myanmar have entered Bangladesh after the situation deteriorated in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. He said that most of them are border security guards and army personnel of Myanmar.
India has asked its citizens living in Rakhine state to leave the area immediately in view of the deteriorating security situation there. Mahmood is on a four-day visit to India from Tuesday in his first bilateral foreign visit since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina came to power for the fifth time in Bangladesh following a landslide victory in parliamentary elections last month. Bangladesh Foreign Minister, in a brief interaction with the media, said that India-Bangladesh relations have grown significantly in the last 10-15 years and he will focus on taking it to a new height. Mahmood is going to hold extensive talks with Foreign Minister S Jaishankar.
The situation in Myanmar is becoming increasingly critical
On his meeting with Doval, Mahmood said, “We myanmar Discussed the situation in Bangladesh as the situation in that country is worsening day by day.” He said, “By this morning, 338 people, mostly border security guards and army personnel, had entered Bangladesh . We have given them shelter.” Mahmood said. myanmar It has been agreed to take back the people and Bangladesh Ambassador in Naypyidaw has already raised the issue with the Foreign Minister of Myanmar. They said, ”myanmar The situation is worrying for both the countries (India and Bangladesh) because we both have border myanmar Looks with. We discussed this issue with National Security Advisor (NSA) Doval because it is important for regional peace and stability that myanmar May peace prevail in Myanmar.” Since the military took power in a coup on February 1, 2021, there have been widespread violent demonstrations in Myanmar demanding the restoration of democracy.
Clash between armed groups and Myanmar army
In Rakhine state and many other areas since October last year, armed ethnic groups andmyanmar Clashes have been reported between the forces of. On India-Bangladesh relations, Mahmood said that as Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, he would aim to further expand ties in the areas of connectivity, trade, business and people-to-people exchanges. He said, “India-Bangladesh relations have grown stronger in the last 10-15 years. Our endeavor will be to take the relations to new heights.” Mahmood said connectivity is one of the priority areas as it is a vital link between the two countries. “It is important for the prosperity of the entire region, regional peace and stability and economic cooperation,” he said.
When asked about Dhaka building a memorial in honor of Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971 and inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate it, Mahmood said, ” We would be very happy if she can visit the country.” Responding to another question, the Bangladesh Foreign Minister said the dates of Hasina’s possible visit to India have not been finalized yet.
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