Bangladesh, India foreign ministers meet

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New Delhi, Sep 8 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni who is on a four day visit to India met her Indian counterpart S.M. Krishna here on Tuesday.

Both held discussions on issues of bilateral, regional and multilateral importance to the two countries, including cross border infiltration, sharing of river water, cooperation in fighting militancy and illegal migration etc.

Moni's maiden visit is likely to be dominated by the issues of security and bilateral trade.

According to sources, Indian side is keen to pursue anti-terror cooperation and gaining transit rights for better access to the northeast.

India is also expected to push for greater cooperation between the two countries to bust terror camps and deportation of the rebels hiding in the Bangladeshi territory.

Anti-terror cooperation, security, transit and illegal migration are also of utmost importance to New Delhi.

Moni also called on Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, and is scheduled to visit Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh this evening.

She will return to Dhaka on Thursday. (ANI)

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