June 6, 2023

Moon Desk: Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today held a meeting with his Indian counterpart Amit Saha here this afternoon when they discussed various aspects relating to border management and common security-related issues.

The two home ministers held the meeting on the sidelines of ‘No Money for Terror’ (NMFT) Ministerial Conference on Counter-Terrorism Financing, which began here today.

“Both sides had productive exchanges on border management and common security-related issues,” the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs tweeted this evening after the meeting.

Besides, Bangladesh delegation sources said that the two home ministers also discussed the issue to bring down border killings to a “zero” level.

Regarding the repatriation of Rohingyas, who were forcibly displaced from their homeland Myanmar, the Indian side assured that India will continue its cooperation for the peaceful repatriation of the Rohingya people.

Both home ministers expressed the hope that they will stand beside each other during the need of time in future like in 1971 when the people of the two countries fought together against the Pakistani occupation forces.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Md Mustafizur Rahman, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs of Bangladesh Abu Hena Mostafa Zaman, Deputy High Commissioner Md Nural Islam, Minister (Consular) Selim Md. Jahangir, among others, were present at the meeting.

Asaduzzaman arrived here on Thursday on a three-day official visit to attend the third ‘No Money for Terror’ (NMFT) Ministerial Conference on Counter-Terrorism Financing. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened the two-day conference at Hotel Taj Palace here this morning.

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