Bangladesh, India home ministers set for talks on Aug 7: Report

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 22:15, Jul 21, 2019 | Updated : 22:18, Jul 21, 2019

Combination of photos shows Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and his Indian counterpart Amit Shah.Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan will visit India on Aug 7 during which he will hold bilateral talks with his Indian counterpart Amit Shah, reports PTI.
Issues concerning both neighbours will be discussed during the talks, news agency PTI quoted an Indian Home Ministry official as saying on Sunday (Jul 21).
Shah is known to have a tough stand on the issue of unabated illegal immigration from Bangladesh.
Anti-terror cooperation, movement of illegal immigrants, and smuggling of cattle, arms and ammunition and a few other issues are expected to be discussed in Khan’s dialogue with Shah.
The radicalisation of youths and Rohingya refugee issues may also figure in the talks.
This will be the 7th round of home minister-level meeting between Bangladesh and India, according to news agency UNB.
Former Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh visited Bangladesh in July last year and co-chaired the 6th meeting of the Bangladesh-India home minister-level talks.
The delegation-level talks will also be attended by top internal security officials of India and Bangladesh.
During the delegation-level dialogue, steps to be taken to strengthen the existing mechanism to check movement of illegal immigrants and smuggling of cattle, narcotics and other items through the porous Indo-Bangla border will figure prominently, PTI quoted another official as saying.
Bangladesh shares a 4,096-km-long border with India.