Myanmar, Bangladesh agrees to establish communications system for fighting terrorism

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Myanmar and Bangladesh would establish a bilateral communications system in attempts to step up efforts for fighting terrorism and to arrest ARSA terrorists and absconders.

The decision is mentioned in the joint statement of the two border guard forces at the 4th Central Level Meeting on Security and Law Enforcement between Myanmar and Bangledesh Border Guard Forces in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

The two sides also agreed to open relations offices in Maungtaw in Myanmar and Teknaf in Bangladesh by December 2017.

The two forces also discussed several issues including to work together for fighting illegal trading, travelling in the Naf River, illegal fishing and letters of objections.

After the meeting, Myanmar officers transferred latest information on ARSA terrorists and absconders to the Bangladeshi officers, demanding to expose and transfer the terrorists to Myanmar. Next meeting will be hosted by Bangladesh in the first week of May in 2018.