Bangladesh appeals to UN to resolve maritime demarcation row with India

Bangladesh has appealed to the United Nations to resolve its decades-old dispute with India over the maritime demarcation in the southern Bay of Bengal.

In an interview with a foreign news agency, former Foreign Secretary of Bangladesh Shahidul Haque said Bangladesh has done its role by submitting its plea to the UN, which will provide a sustainable solution in this regard.

He urged India to follow the provisions of the UN Convention on the law of the sea in resolving the dispute.

According to Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry sources, its Permanent Mission to the United Nations has filed two appeals to the UN Secretary-General against India, protesting the straight baselines in the Bay of Bengal claimed by India.