Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh leaves for Bangladesh

Jul 13, 2018, 19:00 IST | IANS

He said the two countries have made notable progress in transforming land and maritime boundaries into zones of peace

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh leaves for Bangladesh
Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday left for a three-day visit to Bangladesh to discuss various issues such as anti-terror cooperation and the Rohingya refugee influx, an official said.

"Leaving for Dhaka on a three-day visit to Bangladesh. The relationship between India and Bangladesh is anchored in history, culture, language and shared values of democracy. India attaches great significance to ties with Bangladesh," Rajnath Singh tweeted before the visit.

He said the two countries have made notable progress in transforming land and maritime boundaries into zones of peace.

"Looking forward to strengthening the bilateral relations between both the countries on the basis of friendship and trust," he said in another tweet.

During his visit, the Home Minister will meet Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and discuss various issues with her.

Rajnath Singh, who is accompanied by senior Home Ministry officials, in his meeting with Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will discuss anti-terror cooperation, cross-border trade and other issues such as illegal immigration and smuggling of cattle, arms and ammunition, narcotics, medicines and fake Indian currency through the porous 4,096-km border.

He is likely to raise the Rohingya refugee issue and attacks on Border Security Force personnel by criminals based in Bangladesh.

Catch up on all the latest Crime, National, International and Hatke news here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

This story has been sourced from a third party syndicated feed, agencies. Except for the change in headline, the story has been provided "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE, without any verification or editing from our side. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text. Mid-day management/mid-day.com reserves the sole right to alter, delete or remove (without notice) the content in its absolute discretion for any reason whatsoever.

DISCLAIMER: mid-day and its affiliates shall have no liability for any views, thoughts and comments expressed on this article.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh wishes nation on Holi

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK