NEW DELHI, Sept 9 - The Centre has urged the Bangladesh Government to extend all assistance to the people who are going to shift to India in disposing of their immovable assets leading to smooth implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement.
The request was made to Bangladesh Chief of Army Staff, General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq when he called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here today.
The Union Home Minister, appreciating the cordial implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement between the two countries, requested Dhaka to help people desirous of shifting to India by disposing of their immovable property.
It was pointed out by the Bangladesh delegation that the joint working group of the two countries is seized of the matter. Such people will be helped by the respective Deputy Commissioners to enable them to sell their immovable property at remunerative market prices, the Bangladeshi delegation said.
Singh said that the strong age-old relations between India and Bangladesh are based on mutual understanding and confidence. The Union Home Minister said that the two countries are able to resolve issues amicably and the cultural and socioeconomic relations are growing rapidly.
The issue of fishermen drifting unknowingly into each other�s territorial waters was mentioned in the meeting, and it was agreed that the return of such people to their respective countries should be further expedited.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, Secretary (Border Management) Anoop Kumar Srivastava, besides senior officers of the MHA and Bangladesh High Commission also attended the meeting.