Dhaka, May 12: Bangladesh and India would unitedly work to counter violent extremism and terrorism, visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said on Thursday.
“The two countries will further strengthen their existing structure in the future in this regard,” he told reporters after a meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart at city’s State Guest House Padma in Dhaka.
Briefing the objective of his visit to Dhaka, the Indian foreign secretary said, “I am also here to convey the government of India’s strong support to government of Bangladesh as it is battling terrorism and extremism.”
Earlier, he held a bilateral meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Md Shahidul Haque.
Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque said that terrorism will be fought together and for this existing mechanism between the two countries will be further strengthened.”
Earlier in the morning, the Indian foreign secretary held a breakfast meeting with a group of eminent citizens at Hotel Sonargaon.
During the meeting, during the meeting he said Bangladesh and India can resolve their pending bilateral issues through maintaining good relation.