DG-level meeting begins in Dhaka

From Our Correspondent

GUWAHATI: The 48th Director General Level Border Co-ordination Conference between India’s BSF and Bangladesh’s BGB began in Dhaka on Wednesday.
A 10-member delegation of India headed by Rajni Kant Mishra, Director General, BSF along with senior officials of the Ministry of External Affairs and other Law Enforcement Agencies will meet 24 members of BGB headed by Gen Md Shafeenul Islam, Director General, Border Guard Bangladesh.
During the conference, senior officers of BSF and representatives of MEA and MHA will take part in bi-lateral talks. The conference is being organised to discuss border related issues and for better coordination between the border guarding forces.
The last BSF-BGB Border Co-ordination Conference was held in September 2018 in New Delhi.
The Indian delegation will be in Bangladesh till June 15.
The Joint India-Bangladesh guidelines for Border Authorities – 1975 envisaged that there should be frequent contacts between the border authorities of two countries concerned to discuss the matter of immediate administrative concern.
It was also agreed that problems in the areas of mutual interests and concerns could be progressively resolved through close contacts and continuing meaningful dialogue at various levels.
Accordingly, DG BSF and DG BGB have been holding Border Coordination meetings twice a year alternatively in Delhi and Dhaka and joint records of the discussions are forwarded to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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