India and Bangladesh on Friday agreed to bring down casualties on the borders while taking strong measures for prevention of illegal border crossing and human trafficking.During the 47th Border Co-ordination Conference between India’s Border Security Force(BSF) and Border Guard Bangladesh held from September 3-8, the two sides also agreed to take several steps together to take prevent killings on the International Border.
Md Shafeenul Islam, Director General, Border Guard Bangladesh(DG BGB) led the Bangladesh delegation to India while the Indian delegation was led by KK Sharma, Director General (DG), BSF.
Appreciating the steps taken by BSF in bringing down casualties on borders, DG BGB Islam expressed his concern to bring it down to zero.
Both sides agreed to take strong measures for prevention of illegal border crossing and human trafficking. Both the delegations agreed to aid victims of human trafficking and facilitate their early rescue and rehabilitation.
The two sides lauded the results of crime free zone which had been introduced in South Bengal Frontier/ South West Region and agreed for its further expansion in other Frontiers/ Regions. Both sides agreed for expeditious implementation of the decisions taken in the conference. It was decided that next DG-level conference would be held in Dhaka in the month of March/ April 2019.
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