DHAKA: India and Bangladesh on Monday discussed the much awaited extradition treaty noting that they have inched ahead towards signing of the treaty.
Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni and her Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna had a "very useful and productive" first joint consultative commission meeting, after which they sounded positive over several bilateral issues, including the extradition accord.
The legal framework for bilateral security cooperation would be completed with the signing of the pact, they added.
Indian foreign minister SM Krishna said in the meeting that the extradition treaty will help India deal with insurgents like Anup Chetia, general secretary of the banned United Liberation Front of Assam.
Chetia has been in a Dhaka jail since his arrest in 1997. Krishna and his counterpart Dipu Moni agreed that both sides would expedite efforts to conclude the Treaty at the earliest.
"They also reiterated their commitment that the territory of either side would not be allowed for activities inimical to the other and resolved not to allow their respective territory to be used for training, sanctuary and other operations by domestic or foreign terrorist/militant and insurgent organizations and their operatives. They also rejected extremism, violence and terrorism and agreed to cooperate proactively in combating these evils,`` said the joint statement after the meeting.
BDST: 1011 HRS, MAY 08, 2012
Rubaiat Saky, Newsroom Editor
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