India to seek Bangla co-operation on terrorism

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New Delhi, Feb 8: Union External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee will travel to the neighbouring Bangladesh on Monday, Feb 10, to seek its cooperation in ending terrorism emanating from there. The new government under Sheikh Hasina had earlier pledged full support for India to fight terrorism.

Reports suggest that the two sides are expected to discuss Bangladesh's proposal for setting up of joint anti-terror mechanism to fight the menace. Soon after Hasina assumed charge, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had spoken to her and expressed keenness to further strengthen bilateral relations.

Sources said that the main issue in Pranab's agenda during the visit will be India's concern over Bangladesh being used by terrorists. There will be discussions on economic sector to give fill-up to the relations in this area. Connectivity, particularly the proposal for use of Chittagong port by India, will also be part of discussions.

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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