Bangladesh Home Secretary meets P Chidambaram

Monzur Hussain met Chidambaram and discussed with him security cooperation between the 2 countries and implementation of land boundary agreement.

Last Updated: Nov 18, 2011, 19:40 PM IST

New Delhi: Ahead of the Joint Working Group
meeting from tomorrow, Bangladesh Home Secretary Monzur
Hussain on Friday met Home Minister P Chidambaram and discussed
with him security cooperation between the two countries and
implementation of land boundary agreement.

Border management and implementation of the pact on
demarcation of land boundary and exchange of 162
adversely-held enclaves, which was signed during Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh`s visit to Dhaka in September, also
figured in the meeting, official sources said.

Earlier, Hossain had half-an-hour meeting with Foreign
Secretary Ranjan Mathai during which the two officials
discussed the progress in implementing the decisions relating
to the Home Ministries taken during Singh`s Bangladesh visit.

The Joint Secretaries of the Home Ministries of both the
countries held the preparatory talks today as a prelude to the
Home Secretary level JWG talks where several key issues
concerning the two countries would be discussed.

Cross-border movement of criminals and terrorists, border
management, human trafficking and narcotics smuggling will
dominate the JWG meeting.

Efforts to check illegal migration would also be
discussed threadbare during the delegation-level talks.

The security officials will also discuss how to check the
growing nexus between extremist outfits of the two countries
which has become major concern for New Delhi as investigations
into several recent terror incidents have found that
perpetrators have links in the neighbouring country.

The meeting will also discuss strengthening of
cooperation between the two countries on issues relating to
Interpol and evolving a mechanism for this.

PTI