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Parliamentary delegates tour India to discuss terrorism and militancy

Update : 21 Nov 2014, 10:49 PM

An eight-member parliamentary delegation led by Muhammad Faruk Khan left Dhaka for India yesterday to attend meetings in Kolkata and New Delhi on an invitation by the Indian government.

The delegates will take part in discussions on various aspects of regional issues regarding terrorism, extremism and democracy in the two countries.

Other members of the team are Parliament Whip Iqbalur Rahim, Pankaj Nath, Mustafa Lutfullah, Nahim Razzak, Mahjabin Khaled, Shafiqul Islam Shimul and Kazi Nabil Ahmed, said SM Manzoor, director of public relations at the Parliament Secretariat.

During the Kolkata visit, the Bangladeshi delegates will meet the chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, and will exchange views on various topics, including visa process simplification and cooperation between the countries to prevent terrorist and militant activities in the border area.

In New Delhi, the delegates will meet the Indian parliament speaker, ministers, members of parliament, diplomats, prominent journalists and academics to exchange views on different regional topics. The team will also meet senior BJP leaders as well as Rahul Gandhi of the Congress.

In addition, they will meet the Election Commission of India to discuss their new electronic voting system.

The parliamentary delegation will return home on November 26.

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