Concerns on the new registration method for the non-immigrant Bangladeshis in the USA are being widely expressed all over Bangladesh. It is thought that nearly one hundred thousand Bangldeshis will be affected by this new rule. Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan is scheduled to fly to Washington this week and he is expected to discuss the issue with US Foreign Secretary Colin Powell. He is also expected to discuss the problem with the citizens of Bangladesh who are now staying in bangladesh. Mr Khan in a Press Conference in Dhaka said that there will be a procession in New York in support for Bangladesh's cause. The procession is likely to be led by Senator Hilary Clinton, the former first lady.
In another development the fifth meeting of India Bangladesh Joint River Commission has begun in Dhaka . A thirteen member Indian Delegation is meeting a twelve member Bangladeshi delegation.
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