Bangladesh-India border management, joint security meeting held in New Delhi
Own Correspondent, New Delhi, Nov 19: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan discussed border management and common security-related issues in a meeting with his Indian counterpart Amit Shah in New Delhi on Friday. The two home ministers met on the sidelines of the Ministerial Conference on Counter-Terrorism Financing on No Money for Terror (NMFT), which began on Friday.
After the meeting, the Indian Home Ministry tweeted, "Border management and general security-related issues were fruitfully exchanged between the two sides." Besides, Bangladesh delegation sources said, the two Home Ministers also discussed the issue of bringing down border killings to 'zero' level.
Regarding the repatriation of forcibly displaced Rohingyas from motherland Myanmar, the Indian side has assured that India will continue its cooperation for the peaceful repatriation of the Rohingya people. Both the Home Ministers expressed hope that the people of the two countries would stand by each other in times of need as they fought together against the Pakistani invaders in 1971.
Bangladesh High Commissioner appointed in India Md. Mustafizur Rahman, Bangladesh Home Ministry Joint Secretary Abu Hena Mostafa Zaman, Deputy High Commissioner Md. Nurul Islam, Minister (Consular) Salim Md. Jahangir and others were present in the meeting.
Asaduzzaman arrived here on Thursday on a three-day official visit to attend the third 'No Money for Terror' (NMFT) Ministerial Conference on Countering the Financing of Terrorism. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the two-day conference at Hotel Taj Palace this morning.
450 delegates from 76 countries of the world attended the conference to discuss the financing of terrorism and other related issues. Home Ministers of 20 countries including Bangladesh, the Russian Federation, France, Australia, Indonesia, and Singapore participated in today's session.
The Home Minister of Bangladesh is leading a three-member delegation to the conference. The conference will serve as a unique platform for participating countries to discuss the effectiveness of the current international regime against the financing of terrorism and the necessary steps to address emerging challenges.