By Mizan Rahman /Dhaka
Bangladesh and India have reached a consensus to contain militancy and terrorism through exchanging authentic information.
Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu revealed this yesterday while talking to reporters after a meeting with his Indian counterpart Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi, said a Foreign Ministry statement in Dhaka.
Inu said information ministries of the two countries will work together to resist distortion of history, falsehood, rumour, militancy, terrorism and communalism through the exchange of authentic information.
Besides, Bangladesh and India will work together to make two documentaries on the life of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the 1971 Liberation War on the eve of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu in 2020 and the golden jubilee of independence of Bangladesh in 2021 respectively, he said.
Indian Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu said,
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate a new radio channel ‘Akashbani Maitree’ at Kolkata for the audience of Bangladesh, Indian states of Paschimbanga, Assam and Bihar. The Maitree channel will air programmes prepared both by India and Bangladesh.
The two ministers agreed in principle for signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) by the information ministries of the two countries to enhance the exchange information and broadcasting related communication between India and Bangladesh.
Bangladesh High Commissioner in Delhi Syed Muazzem Ali, joint secretary of Information Ministry Mohamed Nasir Uddin Ahmed and its senior information and public relations officer Mir Akram Uddin Ahmed were among others, present at the meeting.
Inu is scheduled to meet Indian National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and deliver speeches at Jawharlal Nehru University, Observer Research Foundation, Vivekananda Foundation and India Foundation during his stay in India.
He is expected to return home on August 21.
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