Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India is committed to extending help in the safe, speedy and sustainable return of Rohingyas to their homes in Myanmar.
He conveyed India’s position during his meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office.
In this context, he said, India is working on a project to construct prefabricated housing in Rakhine State so as to meet the needs of the displaced persons.
India will also continue to provide relief material and supplies to help the government of Bangladesh deal with the needs of those in the relief camps, said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka sharing the outcome of the meeting.
They also discussed the influx of displaced persons from the Rakhine State of Myanmar over the past year.
Meanwhile, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad and the Bangladesh Police Academy, Sardah, Rajshahi to establish mutual cooperation in the sphere of training, management and exchange of trainers and trainees between the two Police Academies.
The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed by DR Doley Barman, Director, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad and Md Nazibur Rahman, ndc, Addl (IGP), Principal, Bangladesh Police Academy.
This will add yet another dimension to the capacity building programmes being organized in India for Bangladesh officials, said a press release.
Earlier, Rajnath Singh and Prime Minister of Bangladesh had a meeting in a cordial and friendly atmosphere in presence of senior officials from both sides.
The Home Minister conveyed the greetings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Rajnath complimented the Prime Minister for the excellent growth registered by Bangladesh’s economy under her leadership with a growth rate of 7.78 percent last year.
The two leaders noted that much has been achieved by India and Bangladesh by working together to counter the menace of terrorism and radicalisation.
They agreed that all countries in the region that are afflicted by this menace should proactively joinhands to effectively tackle it.
The Home Minister also thanked the Prime Minister for the cooperation extended by Bangladesh in addressing India’s security concerns.
Rajnath and his Bangladesh counterpart Asaduzzaman Khan jointly inaugurated the Bangladesh-India Friendship Building at the Bangladesh Police Academy, Sardah, Rajshahi, the foundation stone of which was laid in 2015 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
This is a development cooperation project between India and Bangladesh.
The newly inaugurated facility incorporates state-of-the-art Forensic Laboratories, Mock Crime Scenes, Mock Police Station, IT Centre with computer labs etc.