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Vietnam Would Benefit From Myanmar-Bangladesh Ties – OpEdWednesday, September 15, 2021 > 09:44:53
Myanmar is one of Bangladesh’s closest neighbors with historic connectivity going back centuries. The 271 km long Bangladesh-Myanmar border is very important for Bangladesh due to its strategic position, although at present the area is militarized due to its ongoing internal conflicts. Were this to be resolved, Bangladesh could develop routes via Myanmar to access China to the east, and other southeast Asian countries to the south.
On the other hands, Vietnam is very closed to Bangladesh geographically. Thailand is a neighboring state of Myanmar. Vietnam can be able to access in South Asia through Bangladesh, Myanmar and Thailand. There is a huge potential of Vietnamese products in the region. If Vietnam connects itself with Bangladesh-Myanmar-Thailand-India connectivity project and Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar connectivity corridor, Vietnam would benefit. A huge potential is waiting for Vietnam. If the two projects can be implemented truly, Vietnam will be gainer in this regard. Bangladesh-Myanmar improved ties is very needed in this regard. Vietnam is a very friendly country to both Myanmar and Bangladesh
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