Bangladesh will send a protest note to Burma over an increased security presence near a portion of their border where thousands of Rohingya Muslims have been sheltering just inside Burma, a Bangladesh border guard official said on Thursday.
“Patrol roads have also been constructed to run alongside the fence,” said Chan Aye. “Depending on the budget we receive, the fence can continue to be built all the way to the Indian border.”
The visit by Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj comes just one day after a high-profile visit to China by Burmese State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi.
In a nine-point statement, the two countries agree to share information regarding border issues and establish a direct channel of communication between senior officials from both sides.
The construction of a fence along Burma’s border with Bangladesh has resumed in Arakan State to stop people entering the country illegally.
President Thein Sein announced that Burma has abolished the notorious Arakan security force that has been implicated in serious human rights violations against the stateless Rohingya minority