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.