Bilateral talks on trade, transport, gas and economic matters open avenue for improved relations. However, Dhaka’s request that Burma take back 30,000 Rohingya refugees is thwarted.
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.
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Hasina Wajed have pledged to build an economic corridor that will link Bangladesh, Burma, China and India.
The construction of a fence along Burma’s border with Bangladesh has resumed in Arakan State to stop people entering the country illegally.