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Bangladesh protests Myanmar helicopters’ airspace violation

Bangladesh authorities on Friday has strongly protested the violation of airspace by Myanmar army helicopters near Ukhia in Cox’s Bazar.

 

The government also cautioned Myanmar authorities to act considering the diplomatic ties between two countries.

 

In a diplomatic note sent to the Embassy of Myanmar in Dhaka Friday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs protested the repeated instances of violation of Bangladesh’s airspace by a number of Myanmar helicopters on August 27 and 28, and September 1.

 

On Friday (September 1) morning Myanmar helicopters violated Bangladesh’s air space near Ukhia on three occasions, said a press release of the foreign ministry.

 

The ministry stressed that these instances of incursion into Bangladesh air space by Myanmar helicopters run contrary to the good neighbourly relations and could lead to unwarranted situation.

 

The ministry further emphasized that while Bangladesh has been cooperating with Myanmar in the security sector, such instances violation of sovereignty may affect the existing understanding and cooperation between the two countries.

 

Bangladesh demanded Myanmar to take immediate measures to prevent recurrence of such incursion in future.

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