Bangladesh, Myanmar to resolve all bilateral issues through dialogues


NEW YORK, Sept 20, 2016 (BSS)-Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to resolve all bilateral issues through dialogues.

The consensus came as Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina and Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi had a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at the UN Headquarters here on Monday.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said the two leaders discussed outstanding issues between the two neighboring countries and agreed to resolve all bilateral issues through dialogues.

During the meeting, the premier welcomed the Kofi Annan Commission on issues of Rohingya.

Sheikh Hasina reiterated her “zero tolerance” stance on terrorism and said Bangladesh soil will never be allowed for carrying out terrorist activities against any countries.

She said Bangladesh has set an example of effective cooperation with its other neighbors in combating terrorism and violent extremism.

The prime minister invited the Myanmar leader to visit Bangladesh and Suui Kyi gladly accepted the invitation.

PM’s ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Joy, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Principal Secretary Abul Kalam Azad and Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque were present, among others.