India and Bangladesh have decided to hold foreign secretary level talks in Dhaka next month to discuss the complex issue of alleged illegal Bangladeshi migrants in India.
Indian Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha announced the decision after a meeting in New Delhi Friday with visiting Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Morshed Khan.
Mr. Khan said both countries have agreed to work together to resolve the issue.
Mr. Khan's three-day visit follows a recent standoff between the two countries' border security forces near West Bengal, where cross-border migration is common.
India insists that some 15 million illegal Bangladeshis live on its territory, and have called for them to be sent home.
But Mr. Khan insists that the transients do not go into India to live, and has promised to coordinate efforts with Indian officials on resolving the problem.