Bangladesh protests violation of air space by Myanmar helicopters

| Updated: October 24, 2017 07:27:12

Bangladesh protests violation of air space by Myanmar helicopters


Bangladesh Friday strongly protested the recent instances of violation of the country's air space by Myanmar helicopters.


In a Diplomatic note sent to the Embassy of Myanmar in Dhaka, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs protested the repeated instances of violation of Bangladesh's air space by a number of Myanmar helicopters on  August 27 and 28, and September 01, said a press release of Foreign Ministry.


It said: "This morning, Myanmar helicopters violated Bangladesh's air space near Ukhia on three occasions."


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that these instances of incursion into Bangladesh air space by Myanmar helicopters run contrary to the good neighborly 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, reports BSS.

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