Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Morshed Khan says he hopes today's (Friday) scheduled talks in New Delhi will improve ties with India after an immigration dispute soured the long-time friendship.
Mr. Khan is scheduled to meet with Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha during his three-day visit.
Mr. Khan admitted Thursday there are problems between the neighbors. But he said he hopes they can be resolved by talks and sincere efforts by both sides.
Tensions have risen recently between New Delhi and Dhaka after Bangladesh accused India of pushing thousands of Bengali-speaking Muslims across the border from West Bengal state.
India says the Muslims are Bangladeshi citizens.
The dispute was highlighted last week when more than 200 professional snake charmers and their relatives were stranded in the no-man's land between the border.
India demanded they return to Bangladesh while Dhaka said the migrants were Indians who happened to speak Bengali.
The group recently disappeared overnight and authorities from both sides say they have no idea where they went.
India says as many as 20-million illegal Bangladeshi have crossed the border over the last 20 years -- creating a security risk.