AGARTALA, Feb 3 � The two-day India-Bangladesh Joint Border Conference of the Collectors of six districts in Tripura and their Bangladeshi counterparts and border guards of those districts began here today.
�The conference is aimed at improving relation at the grassroots level and issues like smuggling, trans-border crime, narcotics will be discussed,� District Magistrate of West Tripura district Abhishek Singh said.
District Magistrates of West Tripura, Unokoti, North Tripura, Khowai, Dhalai and Sepahijala, while Deputy Commissioners of Bangladesh�s Brahmanbaria, Moulavi Bazar, Rangamati and Habiganj are taking part in the conference.
�Issues like drug trafficking, smuggling and patrolling has been discussed in the meeting and we have decided to resolve these problems at our level,� Moulavi Bazar DC Md Kamrul Hassan, leader of the Bangladeshi delegation, said.
�The BSF-BGB flag meetings take place frequently, and this type of meetings help us to build confidence in grassroots levels,� Hassan told reporters after the first day�s meeting.
Earlier, District Magistrates of Sipahijala, Gomti, South Tripura and Dhalai had met Deputy Commissioners of Comilla, Feni, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Chittagong here on January 9 and 10.
Tripura shares 856 km-long border with Bangladesh. � PTI