Sheikh Hasina assures Bangladesh will not allow militant activities from its soil

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New Delhi, Jan 13 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is on a three-day visit to New Delhi, said on Wednesday that Bangladesh, would not allow militants to operate from their soil and the agreements signed with India would lead to cooperation in combating terror.

"I clearly declared, as you know, that Bangladesh will not allow anybody to use the soil of Bangladesh to launch any kind of terrorist activities," said Hasina.

"We should cooperate with each other so that if there is anyone from Bangladesh, India should look into it and Bangladesh will also do the same," she added.

When asked about the Extradition Treaty, Hasina said that although the discussion about the Treaty is going on, the two neighbours can work together well within the framework of the singed accords.

"I think that this agreement is enough to work together. If you see that there is any obstacle or any problem, then we can discuss it again and about the Extradition Treaty, yes the discussion is going on," added Hasina.

India on Monday extended one billion dollar line of credit (LoC) to Bangladesh, and the two countries signed five pacts to add impetus to the bilateral ties that had been on the upswing since the last one year.

The five agreements relate to mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, transfer of sentenced persons, fight against terror, organised crime and illegal drug trafficking, power cooperation and cultural exchange programmes.

The two sides also discussed an Indian credit line to build rail tracks in Bangladesh, an easier trading and investment environment and help in dredging of rivers.

Sheikh Hasina also visited the shrine of Khwaja Mouinuddin Chisty in Ajmer on Wednesday.

Hasina is returning to Bangladesh on Wednesday. (ANI)

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