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BGB, BSF agree to resolve border issue through dialogue

Published: 13:16, 30 May 2023

BGB, BSF agree to resolve border issue through dialogue

Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in a sector commander level border coordination meeting on Monday agreed to resolve any border-related issue through dialogue to maintain the existing peace on the common borders.

BGB sources said the meeting was held from 11am to 4pm inside Bangladesh territory in the conference room of Sonahat Land Port near international border pillar no-1008 adjacent to Sonahat border outpost in Bhurungamari upazila of Kurigram district.

Talking to reporters, Commanding Officer of BGB-22 Kurigram Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Md Abdul Mottakim, confirmed this information.

Rangpur Sector Commander of BGB, Colonel Md Yasir Jahan Hossain, led the BGB delegation while Deputy Inspector General of Dhubri BSF Sector in the Indian State of Assam, DIG Shri Ashutosh Sharma, led the BSF delegation in the meeting.

 

Commanding officers, deputy commanding officers and staff officers of BGB-22 Kurigram Battalion, BGB-15 Lalmonirhat Battalion, BGB-51 Rangpur Battalion and commandants, staff officers and other officers of BSF of the respective areas were present.

According to BGB sources, the BGB and BSF sides discussed border surveillance, increasing joint patrols and mutual cooperation to stop cross-border crimes including smuggling, cattle, drug and human trafficking in the border areas.

In addition, both sides agreed to maintain the existing friendly relationship between BGB and BSF through mutual communication and cooperation to resolve any untoward incident to maintain the existing peace and order across the common international border between the two friendly countries.

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