We’ll do all we can to fight terror: Hasina
Visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed said her government would do all it could to cooperate with India in the battle against terrorism.delhi Updated: Jan 14, 2010 00:38 IST
Visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed said her government would do all it could to cooperate with India in the battle against terrorism.
“To end terrorism, we want to cooperate. We can go to any extent to cooperate,” she told mediapersons in New Delhi on the last day of her four-day visit to India on Wednesday.
The assurance came after India indicated its willingness to increase its economic assistance to Bangladesh if it took care of New Delhi’s security concerns.
She said the two countries need to work together against terrorism in a “friendly atmosphere”.
Several terror groups, especially those operating in India’s northeastern states, are known to have bases or shelters in Bangladesh.
On an extradition treaty between the two neighbours, Sheikh Hasina said, “We have signed three agreements (on fighting terror jointly). Side by side, discussions are going on for an extradition treaty.”
She reiterated the assurance she gave Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday that Bangladeshi territory would not be allowed to be used for anti-India terror activities.
Later in the day, Sheikh Hasina visited Ajmer to offer prayers at the shrine of 12th-13th century Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.
She was accompanied by her younger sister, Sheikh Rihana, and son Sajib Wajed Joy.
(With HTC, Ajmer)