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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
09-September-2015 18:38 IST
Bangladesh Chief of Army Staff calls on Union Home Minister
The Bangladesh Chief of Army Staff, General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq called on the Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh, here today.
Speaking on this occasion, Shri Rajnath Singh said that the age-old strong relations between India and Bangladesh are based on mutual understanding and confidence. Shri Rajnath Singh said that the two countries are able to resolve issues amicably and the cultural and socio-economic relations are growing rapidly.
The issue of fishermen drifting unknowingly into each other’s territorial waters was mentioned in the meeting, and it was agreed that the return of such people to their respective countries should be further expedited.
The Union Home Minister appreciated the cordial implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement between the two countries. On the issue of people desirous of shifting to India by disposing off their immovable property, it was pointed out by the Bangladesh delegation that the joint working group of the two countries is seized of the matter. Such people will be helped by the respective Deputy Commissioners to enable them to sell their immovable property at remunerative market prices.
The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju, Secretary (Border Management), Shri Anoop Kumar Srivastava, Senior officers of the MHA and Bangladesh High commission were also present.