Bangladesh|May 20, 2012 9:05 pm

Bangladesh wants India to simplify visa rules

Bangladesh wants speedy resolution of the visa problems being faced by its nationals who travel to India for medical treatment or to visit their relatives.

India & Bangladesh

Urging India to ease the visa rules, Bangladesh Liberation War Affairs Minister Capt (Retd) AB Tazul Islam on Sunday said the issue had been discussed at the foreign secretary level of the two countries.”The issue of visa rules simplification has been discussed at the foreign secretary level”, Islam said on the sidelines of a seminar at Dakshineswar on the outskirts of the city.

On the sharing of Teesta river waters, the Minister said experts of the Indo-Bangla Joint River Commission were at present determining how much water could be shared between the two countries as per international laws.The Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on May eight in Delhi to discuss the Teesta issue and said Singh had assured her that India would deliver on its commitment to sign the Teesta waters agreement.

Islam addressed a seminar organised by the Dakshineswar amakrishna Sangha on universal brotherhood on the 152nd birth celebration of poet Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda.Invoking the need to spread the messages of Tagore and Swami Vivekananda, he said, “We have to strengthen universal brotherhood. Our youths can achieve it through the ideals of Swami Vivekananda and Tagore”.

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