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Rajnath leaves on 3-day visit to Bangladesh; terror, Rohingya on agenda

The Home Minister will also meet Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and discuss various bilateral issues. The Rohingya issue is also likely to figure in the meeting.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 14, 2018 5:19:24 am
Email threat to PM: Maoists are fighting lost battle, end near, says Rajnath Singh Home minister Rajnath Singh left for Bangladesh for a three-day visit. (File)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday left for Bangladesh for a three-day visit, during which he will hold discussions on various issues, including anti-terror cooperation and influx of Rohingya refugees, officials said on Friday. He is also scheduled to meet Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and discuss bilateral issues.

“The relationship between India and Bangladesh is anchored in history, culture, language and shared values of democracy. India attaches great significance to ties with Bangladesh,” Singh tweeted on Friday. Rajnath said India and Bangladesh have made notable progress in transforming land and maritime boundaries into zones of peace and tranquility.

“Looking forward to strengthen the bilateral relations between both the countries on the basis of friendship and trust,” he said, in another tweet. During his meeting with Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Singh will discuss ways to strengthen the anti-terror mechanism between the two countries and check radicalisation of youths by terrorist groups, a Home Ministry official said.

The Rohingya issue is also likely to figure during the meeting. Singh will be accompanied by top officials of the Home Ministry and security agencies.

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