Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said he had a fruitful discussion on a range of bilateral matters with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka. Singh reached Bangladesh on Friday on a three-day visit. “It is possible to uproot militancy and terrorism if all the countries in the region join their hands,” Singh told Hasina.
In a statement released by her office, Hasina said the two countries have settled matters, including the land and boundary agreement, through dialogue. “We expect that the other issues will be sorted out through talks as well,” she added.
After meeting Hasina, Singh and his Bangladeshi counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal inaugurated the largest Indian visa centre in the world at Dhaka’s Jamuna Future Park. The state-of-the-art visa application centre is spread over 18,500 square feet of commercial area.
“The new facility will replace all four existing visa centres in different parts of the [Bangladesh] capital and it will be the lone visa centre to receive applications without any prior appointments,” the Indian High Commission in Dhaka said in a statement. Five Bangladeshi citizens were issued visas in different categories to mark the opening of the centre.
Singh will co-chair the sixth India-Bangladesh home minister-level talks along with Kamal on Sunday.