Bangladesh and India began their home secretary level talks in the
capital Saturday to discuss ways to curb cross-border crimes and enhance
cooperation for strengthening security on the frontiers.
The two-day meeting will also
focus on issues of border management which remain stalled for more than three
Indian home secretary Madhukar
Gupta told reporters at tea break after the first hours of the meeting that
they would take up all issues regarding security and border management for
Referring to the issue of a
possible extradition treaty for handing over fugitives taking refuge in each
other's countries, he said that India had already made proposals for such
extraditions and mutual legal assistance on criminal matters for tackling
cross-border crimes and the two sides were expected to take heir next course of
action to this end.
Bangladesh home secretary Abdul Karim said the talks were continuing in a friendly and cordial atmosphere covering a slew of issues like security, border management, human and drug trafficking and police cooperation.
The meeting will be wrapped up on Sunday with a joint press conference of the two home secretaries.