Bangladesh approaches UN to solve its ‘decade-long dispute’ with India

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Bangladesh has appealed to the United Nations to resolve its decade-long dispute with India over the maritime demarcation in the southern Bay of Bengal, Turkey-based Anadolu Agency reported.

Bangladesh’s Permanent Mission to the UN headquarters in New York filed two appeals last week to the UN Secretary-General against India, protesting the straight baselines in the Bay of Bengal that are being claimed by India.

“This dispute has been hanging for many years between the two neighbours and both countries have failed to solve it through bilateral dialogues despite dozens of meetings over the issue. Now both nations have gone to the UN and we hope that the world’s biggest platform will provide a sustainable solution,” Shahidul Haque, former Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh, told Anadolu Agency.

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