The Seventh meeting of the India-Bangladesh Home Minister Level Talks was held in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Home Minister Amit Shah congratulated his Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan on the resumption of the office for a second term.
Home Minister reiterated India’s full support for Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s development agenda. Both the Ministers reiterated the significance of the bilateral relationship.
During the meeting, the Ministers expressed satisfaction that both countries are working closer than ever before in every sector, including security and border management.
They reiterated their commitment to keeping the borders friendly. The Home Minister appreciated Bangladesh’s policy of not allowing the use of its territory by extremists and insurgents for perpetrating violence in other countries including India.
Home Minister Amit Shah raised India’s concern regarding the illicit movement of undocumented persons across the border, with a view to finding a solution to this problem especially in North East India.
Home Minister assured his Bangladesh counterpart of India’s continuing support for safe and speedy repatriation of the displaced Myanmar citizens sheltered in Bangladesh, for whom India has provided humanitarian assistance.
The leaders also looked forward to enhancing cooperation in simplifying people to people contact and travel for business, health and tourism, including through promoting connectivity.