Bangladesh and Burma are holding talks on Sunday) in Dhaka to
discuss a territorial dispute affecting oil and gas exploration in the
Bay of Bengal.
Experts from both countries are trying to resolve a disagreement about
their maritime border, following a week-long standoff earlier this
Relations between the two countries became tense after Burma started
exploring for gas and oil in the disputed part of the Bay. Troops from
both countries have been deployed along their common border.
Burma says the area is in its exclusive economic zone. Bangladesh
disputes that, and says the countries should agree to a maritime
boundary before any work is done. Officials from Burma and Bangladesh
held a first round of talks Wednesday in New Delhi.
from Bangladesh's Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the
meeting cordial and stressed that both sides want to resolve the
Our Dhaka stringer Zahurul Alam has more on this.