St Martin's Island

Dhaka protests Myanmar’s claim to St. Martin’s Island

MNA Exclusive Desk: Myanmar has come up with another false claim insisting Bangladesh’s St Martin’s Island as part of their territory, reported news agency.

The move prompted Dhaka to react sharply and lodge a strong protest officially against the ‘deliberate’ attempt.

The government on Saturday summoned Myanmar Ambassador in Dhaka U Lwin Oo and strongly protested the matter.

Maritime Affairs Unit Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministry Rear Admiral (retd) M Khurshed Alam summoned the Myanmar envoy to his office in the afternoon and handed over a strongly-worded protest note to him.

However, Myanmar Ambassador Lwin acknowledged the matter saying that it was a ‘mistake’ to show the St. Martin’s Island as part of their own territory, a diplomat briefed the media.

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