Dhaka – Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought swift action against the perpetrators of the crimes by Bangladesh authorities.
Sushma raised the issue when Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali met her at her office in New Delhi on Wednesday. She was referring to recent incidents of attacks on minorities in Bangladesh, says a message received in Dhaka from New Delhi.
Mahmood Ali assured that the government of Bangladesh was aware of the importance of checking the activities of radical forces in the country and expressed the commitment of his government to safeguarding Bangladesh’s secular, progressive and liberal character, according to a media release issued by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
At the bilateral meeting, the two ministers reviewed the progress on bilateral cooperation initiatives since Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Dhaka in June 2015.
The two ministers will meet again at the upcoming Joint Consultative Commission scheduled to be held in Dhaka this year.
During his three-day visit, Mahmood Ali participated in the first edition of the Raisina Dialogue organised by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation.
The Raisina Dialogue is India’s flagship conference engaging with geo-politics and geo-economics designed to explore the prospects and opportunities for Asian integration as well as Asia’s integration with the larger world.
The Bangladesh Foreign Minister was one of the speakers at the inaugural session of the Dialogue.
Applauding the excellent state of relations that currently prevail between India and Bangladesh, they expressed their determination to deepen the ties even further.
Matters of mutual interest, including future political exchanges, security, connectivity and transit, power, energy and water, were discussed at the meeting. .. News Desk