Indian Home Minister calls on PM

Publish: 12:12 PM, July 14, 2018 | Update: 12:12:PM, July 14, 2018

DHAKA  – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said Bangladesh wants to resolve all problems through dialogue with neighbouring countries including India as visiting Indian Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh paid a courtesy call on her at Ganobhaban this morning.

“She said many issues including that of the land boundary have been settled through bilateral discussion,” a premier’s office sp0kesman quoted her as saying during the meeting with Singh.

Prime Minister’s Additional Press Secretary Nazrul Islam said Sheikh Hasina expected the two neighbours could settle the rest of the outstanding issues through dialogue as well.

The premier, the spo0kesman said, reiterated Dhaka’s firm stance against terrorism and violent extremism in all its forms saying in line with its “zero tolerance policy” a “Bangladesh does not allow its territory to be used by any terrorist individual, group or entity against any state or people”.

Singh, on the other hand, stressed dialogue among South Asian countries to uproot terrorism saying it would be possible “through united efforts of all”.

According to the spokesman the Indian home minister, however, said, it was not being possible due to some of the countries in the region. Singh highly appreciated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s dynamic leadership and said
achievement of 7.78 percent GDP growth is possibly the highest and fastest in the world.

The Indian Minister mentioned that Bangladesh and India are now enjoying the highest level cordial bilateral relations. Sheikh Hasina recalled her recent visit to India and meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at Shantiniketan and described it to be fruitful.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, Public Security Division Secretary Mostafa Kamal Uddin, Security Services Division Secretary Farid Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury and
Inspector General of Police Dr Mohammad Javed Patwari were present during the call on.

Singh was accompanied by India’s Home Affairs Ministry’s Special Secretary (Border Management) BR Sharma and its High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla in the meeting.