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BGB, BGP hold flag meeting to bring back rescued Bangladeshis

60BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh) and BGP (Myanmar’s Border Guard Police) officials have held a flag meeting for facilitating the homecoming of 150 Bangladeshis rescued high seas and now stranded in Myanmar.

The meeting began at 10:30am Monday near Ghumdhum border of Bangladesh and Dhekibania of Myanmar.

A 10-member representative team headed by BGB Battalion-7 Chief Lt Col. Khandaker Saiful Alam is attending the meeting.

Police, immigration, home ministry and foreign ministry officials are also representing Bangladesh in the meeting.

On the Myanmar side, BGP, National Registration Department and local administration officials are present.

Cox’s Bazar BGB Sector Commander Col Md Khalekuzzaman told bdnews24.com on May 21, 208 people were rescued from a boat near Myanmar coast. 200 of them are Bangladeshis, claimed the Myanmar officials.

However, Bangladesh representative team had postponed their visit to Myanmar since the list of rescued Bangladeshis that Myanmar authorities sent to Bangladesh appeared ‘confusing’ and ‘incomplete’.

Later, a request was made to the BGP to provide a complete list of Bangladeshis.

Following the request, Myanmar sent a list of 200 people. After verification, BGB has identified 150 people as Bangladeshis.