Bangladesh has sought the cooperation of the international community to resolve the situation arising on the border between the two countries due to the fighting between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar Army in Rakhine State. Following this, the United Kingdom has said that the country is willing to cooperate if Bangladesh wants to raise the matter in the United Nations Security Council.
Last Tuesday, diplomats from around 30 countries working in Bangladesh were called to the state guest house Padma to brief them on the border situation. Diplomatic sources said that the United Kingdom had made the proposal there. However, although almost all countries were present in that meeting, there was no representative of China.
UK High Commissioner Robert Dickson said that if Bangladesh wants to raise the issue in the UN Security Council, the UK is interested in cooperating as a permanent member. Welcoming the proposal, it was said on the part of Bangladesh that whether Bangladesh will go to the Security Council or not, no final decision has been taken yet. However, the Bangladesh-Myanmar border situation will be important in Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's speech in the General Assembly debate.
Any matter can be raised in the Security Council in two ways. One is to present it in the form of a resolution in the Security Council. There is also an opportunity for general discussion in the Security Council on any issue. However, in both cases, there is no chance to proceed with a veto by any of the five permanent members of the council.