In the two-day talks between Bangladesh and Burma, Bangladesh proposed
demarcation of the sea boundary based on equity. These talks began Friday at
9:30 am at Hotel Agrabad in the port city.
Two teams from both countries, each consisting of 13 members, are
participating in the meeting in order to resolve this dispute over the sea
boundary between Bangladesh and Burma.
The Burma delegation was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister of Burma U Maung
Myint while Additional Foreign Secretary of United Nations Convention on Law of
the Seas Rear Retired Admiral Md Khurshed Alam headed the Bangladesh team.
"Bangladesh wants to demarcate the sea boundary on the basis of
equity while Burma insists on equidistance method," said Khurshed Alam. The
delegation members informed the journalists that Bangladesh will try to settle
this dispute through talks with both Burma and India.