Union Minister for the Ministry of the Office of the Union Government and National Security Advisor U Thaung Tun called in the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh to Myanmar Mr. Manjurul Karim Khan Chowdhury on 23 May 2018 to the Ministry of the Office of the Union Government in Nay Pyi Taw and handed him an aide memoire regarding the security situation on the border between Boundary Pillar 34 and 35.
The Union Minister reiterated the objection lodged earlier by Myanmar concerning the building of bunkers by Bangladesh near the border line in the No-construction Zone.
The Union Minister drew the attention of the Bangladesh Ambassador to the fact that bricks and other construction materials are now being brought in to the area from the Bangladesh side, and pointed out that it can adversely affect the security situation in the border area.
The Union Minister called on Bangladesh to remove the bunkers and to prevent the construction of other structures. The Union Minister also called upon the Bangladesh side to comply with the provisions contained in the bilateral agreement and prevent activities that may create misunderstanding between the two sides.