Dhaka, 1 September:

Bangladesh strongly protested the recent instances of violation of her air space by Myanmar helicopters.

In a Diplomatic note sent to the Embassy of Myanmar in Dhaka today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs protested the repeated instances of violation of Bangladesh’s air space by a number of Myanmar helicopters on 27 & 28 August and 01 September 2017.

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 neighbourly 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.