Dhaka, Feb. 6 -- Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said Bangladesh-Myanmar border has been almost sealed off to stop further influx from Myanmar amid violence there.

"We had kept our border open for adequate people. We won't take anymore (new). We've almost sealed off the border," he said adding that it is better to see that others (countries except Bangladesh) keep open borders.

The Foreign Minister said they have heard that ethnic and religious groups, including Buddhists and Hindus, are trying to enter Bangladesh for safety amid fresh violence in Myanmar.

He was talking to reporters after his meeting with UNHCR special envoy Angelina Jolie and Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General on Myanmar Christine Schraner Burg...