B'desh protests Myanmar vessels' intrusion near its deep sea bloc

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Dhaka, Nov 2 (UNI) Bangladesh today lodged strong protest against reported intrusion of Myanmar vessels near the Bangladesh deep sea bloc 08-13.

Myanmar Ambassador in Bangladesh U Phae Thann Oo was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka when the Foreign Secretary handed over the protest note.

The Myanmar Ambassador was asked to convey to his Government, Bangladesh's request to immediately suspend all activities within the declared maritime zones of Bangladesh in accordance with the Territorial Waters and Maritime Zones Act 1974 of Bangladesh. The note categorically emphasised that the Bangladesh government reserves the right to protect its interests and urged the Myanmar government to ensure the withdrawal of their marine vessels and stoppage of any exploration work until the delimitation of maritime boundary between Bangladesh and Myanmar is resolved.

UNI XC RJ AS2227

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