Dhaka, Delhi discuss cooperation on security, border management

23 Feb,2017


Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Bangladesh and India on Thursday discussed further cooperation in a number of areas, including security, border management, trade and energy, between the two countries.

Both sides also took stock of the decisions taken in recent meetings of various bilateral mechanisms in these areas, including commerce shipping and railways.

The issues came up for discussion during a meeting between visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Dr S Jaishankar and his Bangladesh counterpart Md Shahidul Haque in the city on Thursday evening.

Both the foreign secretaries also shared their perspectives on regional and international issues of mutual interest, according to a press statement issued by the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.

The two Foreign Secretaries reviewed the areas of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Both sides noted with appreciation that there has been excellent implementation of decisions taken during the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh in June 2015.

The Indian Foreign Secretary met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and briefed the Prime Minister on recent developments in Bangladesh-India relations and the region.

He also discussed the preparatory aspects of the proposed visit of the Prime Minister to India at the invitation of Narendra Modi.

The Prime Minister, during her proposed visit to New Delhi, will stay at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the official residence of the President of India, as a guest of Pranab Mukherjee, a diplomatic source told UNB.

India is going to show such an honor for the first time to any Bangladesh Prime Minister.

Shahidul Haque later hosted a dinner for the visiting Indian Foreign Secretary.

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