Receive world aid: B'desh to urge Myanmar

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Dhaka, May 15 (UNI) Bangladesh is to request Myanmar to receive international humanitarian aid for the victims of cyclone Nargis that killed thousands of people and rendered many homeless on May 3, Bangla Foreign Advisor Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury said.

''We've very good relations with Myanmar. We'll certainly use our good office for the interest of the Myanmar people,'' Foreign Advisor Dr Iftekhar told reporters after a meeting with US Ambassador James Moriarty.

Dhaka has already sent two consignments of humanitarian aids to Myanmar. The Ambassador sought Bangladesh's support to woo the Myanmar regime to receive the world aid for the cyclone victims and independence of Kosovo.

On Kosovo, the Advisor said Bangladesh always supported the cause of Muslim brothers in Kosovo and is contemplating about Kosovo's recognition.

He said Muslim countries will be able to take a collective decision on this issue at the Islamic Foreign Ministers Conference (ICFM) to be held in Uganda in July.

About Darfur, Dr Iftekhar said Bangladesh has offered two battalions under the UN peacekeeping mission and would look into whether it would be possible to provide two aircrafts under the UN operation there.

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