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Bangladesh PM Calls for Closer Burma Ties

15 May 2012

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her country wants to forge stronger ties with neighboring Burma as reforms in the former pariah state continue, the Dhaka-based Daily Star reported on Tuesday. Speaking to outgoing Burmese ambassador Min Lwin, Hasina expressed satisfaction at the recent settlement of a longstanding maritime boundary dispute and said Bangladesh was keen to import surplus hydro-electric power from Rakhine and Chin states. She also welcomed assurances from President Thein Sein that Burma would resume repatriation of Rohingya refugees.

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