Myanmar president postpones Bangladesh visitJuly 2nd, 2012 - 1:51 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 2 (IANS) Myanmar President Thein Sein’s visit to Bangladesh has been postponed due to ongoing ethnic tensions in that country.
Dhaka made the announcement Sunday following foreign secretary level talks between the two countries here, Xinhua reported.
Myanmar president was scheduled to start his three-day official tour July 15.
A state of emergency was clamped in Myanmar’s Rakhine state following clashes between Muslims and Buddhists last month. Dozens of people had died.
Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes said a new date will be announced soon.
He said a joint team comprising officials of both countries will be formed to discuss trade, air and road connectivity, and Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh.
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