Indian Home Minister due in city Friday

Published: July 12, 2018 19:28:02 | Updated: July 13, 2018 11:58:19

Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive in Dhaka on Friday on a three-day official visit to discuss ways and means to further strengthen security cooperation and countering terrorism.

Upon his arrival at Bangabandhu Air Base at 4:30pm by a special aircraft, Singh will be received by his Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan, official sources said on Thursday.

The Indian home minister, who will lead a 12-member delegation, will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday morning. He will hold a meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Sunday morning, reports BSS.

Various issues relating to radicalisation of youths by the terrorist groups, border issues, fake currencies, border killings, cattle smuggling, visa issues, movement of illegal immigrants and Rohingya issues are expected to be discussed during the meeting.

The Indian home minister along with his Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan will open a mega Indian Visa Application Centre at Jamuna Future Park in the city after his meeting with the Prime Minister on Saturday.

On Saturday afternoon, the Indian Home Minister will visit Bangladesh Police Academy, Sardah. During the visit, Rajnath will pay tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu at Bangabandhu Museum on Sunday.

He will also visit Dhakeshwari Temple and will offer prayers there after visiting the Bangabandhu Museum in the city’s Dhanmondi area.

Sources said three bilateral cooperation documents including revised travel arrangements-2018 are likely to be signed during the visit. Rajnath along with the members of his entourage will join a dinner to be hosted by his Bangladesh counterpart on Saturday.

He will leave Dhaka for New Delhi on Sunday afternoon.

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