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India, Bangladesh discuss border security, maritime cooperation

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, Feb 2: Border security and maritime cooperation were among the issues that came up for discussion during a meeting between Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar and his Bangladeshi counterpart. Md. Shahidul Haque, who is here on a two-day visit from Monday, an official source said here on Tuesday. The meeting on Monday reviewed the progress made on the decisions that were taken during Prime Minister rendra Modi’s visit to Dhaka in June last year. Twenty two agreements were signed between India and Bangladesh during the visit. “The foreign secretaries emphasised the need for stepping up cooperation between the border security agencies so that no lives are lost along the border,” the source said. The two foreign secretaries also highlighted the need for strong maritime cooperation between the two South Asian neighbours. “With the decision on the intertiol maritime boundary line being taken, it was suggested that both countries should be more proactive on the issues related to fishermen. The fishermen should be sensitised so that incidents related to straying into each other’s waters are minimised,” the source said. (IANS)

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