Wednesday, 1 February, 2023
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Dhaka, New Delhi to overcome disruptive forces to further deepen ties: Shahriar

Dhaka, New Delhi to overcome disruptive forces to further deepen ties: Shahriar

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam on Wednesday said killings in a number of points along the long Bangladesh-India border came down to zero level in recent years though problems remain in some points like Lalmonirhart.

"We hope it will come down to zero level (in all points)," he said while speaking as the chief guest at a discussion.

The state minister said there is no lack of willingness on the both sides and Bangladesh raised the recent border issues with India through diplomatic channel yesterday (Tuesday).

He said there are many achievements brought about by the two countries.

Shahriar said there are disruptive forces driven by vested quarters but the two countries will work together to further deepen the relations.

He also talked about the role of media in fighting the misinformation.

Earlier, leaders of Bangladesh emphasized the importance of effective border management for ensuring a peaceful, stable and crime-free border.

Both sides agreed that any death at the border is a matter of concern and directed the concerned border guarding forces to enhance people-oriented measures for ensuring border security and bring down such death of civilians to zero.

Surjobarta Media and Communication hosted the seminar where bilateral issues including water sharing, border killing, trade and investment and role of media in strengthening the ties were discussed.