Bangladesh, Burma agree to reduce border tension

June 14, 2014
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DHAKA, Bangladesh – In an effort to reduce border tension with Burma and ensure quicker responses to problems, senior officials of the two forces agreed Thursday (June 12th) to establish Border Liaison Offices (BLOs), local media reported.

The decision comes in the wake of recent clashes on the border that left a Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) soldier dead, United News of Bangladesh reported.

During a two-day meeting in Nay Pyi Taw, Bangladesh proposed a Co-ordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP), while Burma suggested BLOs. Bangladesh accepted the idea, believing it will help rein in terrorism, drug trafficking, human trafficking and arms smuggling.

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