New Delhi, Oct. 29: Former Bangladesh prime minister and leader of the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), called on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, today.
According to official sources, the meeting was cordial and lasted approximately for thirty minutes.
Both leaders discussed a variety of issues, including bilateral matters.
Begum Zia, according to official sources, was appreciative of various Indian initiatives, including efforts to liberalise trade and to provide power.
She also expressed satisfaction over India working out issues related to the Tipaimukh Dam and on border management, including deaths on the border.
Both the leaders felt that terrorism is a an issue of great concern and agreed to continue cooperation on terrorism and insurgent groups.
Official sources said that Prime Minister Singh said that India was willing to discuss all issues of importance to Bangladesh.
He mentioned that he always believed that the prosperity of India’s neighbours, particularly Bangladesh, is in India’s interest.
Prime Minister also emphasized that India is committed to a close and deeper relationship with Bangladesh. (ANI)