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India, Bangladesh sign pacts to defeat terrorism, crime

India, Bangladesh sign pacts to defeat terrorism, crime
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First Published: Tue, Jan 12 2010. 12 28 AM IST
Updated: Tue, Jan 12 2010. 12 28 AM IST
New Delhi: India and Bangladesh signed three agreements to boost cooperation against terrorism, organized crime and drug trafficking, as Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed began her three-day official visit in New Delhi on Monday.
Hasina also assured Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Indian leaders she met that Bangladesh won’t allow its territory to be used for terrorist activities against India, her media adviser Abdul Kalam Azad said.
Talks between the two Prime Ministers covered a wide range of issues.
After the talks, the two sides signed an agreement on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters, an agreement on transfer of sentenced persons and an agreement on combating international terrorism, organized crime and illicit drug trafficking.
Hasina also met President Pratibha Patil, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee, external affairs minister S.M. Krishna, Congress party president Sonia Gandhi and leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj.
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First Published: Tue, Jan 12 2010. 12 28 AM IST