Bangladesh-India Travel Management Agreement signed

Bangladesh and India signed the revised travel management agreement, 2018 in Dhaka. It was signed at a meeting held at the Secretariat of the Home Ministry on Sunday.

The agreement was signed between the two countries in Dhaka in presence of visiting Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan. Mr Singh is on a three-day visit to Bangladesh.

Under the Revised Travel Arrangement-2018, freedom fighters and elderly Bangladeshi nationals will get five year multiple visa from India.

Rajnath Singh and Asaduzzaman Khan also held the 6th Home Minister Level Talks between India and Bangladesh.

Mr Singh offered prayers at Dhakeshwari Temple in Bangladesh.

He also visited Bangabandhu Museum where paid tributes to the father of Bangladesh, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal led the 15-member delegation of Bangladesh and Home Minister Rajnath Singh led a 9-member delegation in the meeting respectively.

Security cooperation between the two neighboring countries, especially in fighting terrorism, stopping border killings, arms, drugs, illegal currency trafficking and the importance of restraining cross-border crime were discussed in the meeting significantly.

Kamal said that the amended travel management agreement has been signed between the two countries. India will assist in training of law enforcing agencies including BGB (Border Guard Bangladesh)

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that discussion on all issues related to bilateral interests of Bangladesh and India including Rohingya Muslims have been successful.

Rajnath also asserted that there are no border issues between the two countries.

Earlier, when Rajnath arrived at the secretariat at 10am, the home minister of Bangladesh welcomed him with flowers.

This time, the Rajnath was given a red carpet reception.

Standing on a makeshift stage in the premises of the home ministry, Rajnath Singh received salute from a group of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).

Home Minister Rajnath Singh also met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday.

Rajnath inaugurated Indian visa application center at Jamuna Future Park after meeting Hasina.

From there, Rajnath went to Sarda Police Academy via Rajshahi at noon. There, Bangladesh-India Friendship Building was inaugurated by the home ministers of both the countries.

Returning to Dhaka in the evening, Rajnath Singh joined the dinner hosted by Kamal.

Rajnath will leave for Delhi after participating in various programs announced earlier.

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