Bangladesh and India on Saturday agreed to recharge bilateral ties by removing irritants that have often strained the relations between the two next-door neighbors. After more than two hours of meeting, the foreign ministers of the two countries said they would opt for peaceful solution of all differences by addressing issues like security and border problems.
‘We both agreed on the need for the best management of our border. We also agreed that it is necessary to check illegal movements and activities which are only resulting in loss of revenue to both governments and the criminalization of the border areas, and exacerbating relations between the two border guarding forces,’ said the Indian external affairs minister, K Natwar Singh, at a joint press conference. Natwar arrived in Dhaka on a three-day visit on Saturday and sat for bilateral talks with the Bangladesh foreign minister, M Morshed Khan, at a state guesthouse.
Photo:Courtsey, The Daily Star , Dhaka