Bangla ready to sign extradition treaty: Dr Moni
AGARTALA, Nov 11 – Reiterating that Bangladesh Government would not allow anti-Indian elements to use its soil, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni on Thursday said that non existence of extradition treaty would not come on the way of handing over terrorists or criminals to India.
Yes, there is no extradition treaty between India and Bangladesh but there are scopes to handover criminals or terrorists to Indian authority keeping in view of the good relation between two neighbours, she said while addressing a press conference here.
Terming terrorism as biggest challenge not only before Indian and Bangladesh but also for the entire globe, Dr Moni said that if the situation arises, Bangladesh is ready to sign extradition treaty.
On the joint operation against anti-Indian forces, Dr Moni said that India and Bangladesh share inputs on the activities of anti-national elements. “This kind of cooperation is in place at the regional and international level too”, she said.
On the bilateral issues, Dr Moni said that both India and Bangladesh have been working hand-to-hand to take the mutual understanding to a new height. “The Joint Boundary Working Committee which held recently in Dhaka was fruitful”, she said adding that both the countries have agreed to resolve all the unresolved issues including enclaves.
Asserting that an agreement has already been singed on water sharing of river Ganga while an interim agreement on water sharing of river Tista is expected to be inked very shortly, she said.
Dr Moni, who was here on a two-day visit, further underlined the need on joint management of rivers’ basin to save rivers as well as upliftment of socio-economic condition of the people.
On the BNP’s stand on giving transit access to India, she said, “Politics is meant for welfare of the country and its people. I hope, people will support the move of the Bangladesh Government considering the ground realty”.
Source: The Assam Tribune