4th India-Bangladesh consular dialogue held in New Delhi

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Published: 5/30/2024 5:25:59 AM

The fourth round of India-Bangladesh consular dialogue was held Wednesday in New Delhi, with both sides agreeing to further strengthen the Revised Travel Arrangement (RTA) for facilitating cross-border movement of people.

Dr Aman Puri, a joint secretary in India’s Ministry of External Affairs, led the Indian team, while ATM Rokebul Haque, director general of South Asia Wing under Bangladesh foreign ministry, led the Bangladesh delegation, said a press release.

The two sides held wide-range of discussions on mechanisms to strengthen coordination and cooperation on consular issues, visa matters, repatriation, mutual legal assistance for criminal matters, extradition cases, etc.

Both sides reiterated their commitment to continue promoting people-to-people exchanges and agreed to hold the next round of the dialogue in Dhaka on a mutually convenient date.

The consular dialogue mechanism was instituted in 2017 with a view to strengthening people to people contacts by having a regular channel of communication on consular, visa and mutual legal assistance cooperation matters between India and Bangladesh.

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