Director General level talks (DGLT) between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Border Security Force (BSF) will begin today, which is set to end on 26 December.
The 51st round of DGLT will be held in Guwahti in India, where an 11-member Bangladesh delegation will be led by BGB Director General Major General Md Shafeenul Islam.
Meanwhile, his BSF counterpart Rakesh Asthana will lead a 12-member delegation at the routine border meeting, reports India Today.
The Bangladesh delegation will be represented at the conference by concerned officials from the Bangladesh Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and senior BGB officials,
And, senior officials from BSF headquarters, frontier IGs and related officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs of India and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be represented by the BSF delegation.
A release stated, "The aim of the Director-General talks is to discuss border-related issues, and to enable better coordination between both border guarding forces."
"The conference will focus on addressing and streamlining mechanisms on how to jointly curb various trans-border crimes and timely sharing of information between both border guarding forces. There will be deliberations on developmental and infrastructure works, joint efforts for effective implementation of Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) and Confidence Building Measures (CBMs)", the release added.
The last BSF-BGB border Coordination Conference was held from September 16 to 19 at Dhaka (Bangladesh), the release added.
The talks would hold discussions on preventing cross-border smuggling.
Protection of river banks in the border areas of both countries, effective implementation of the Coordinated Border Management Plan (CBMP) for border management and quickest resolution of frontier related issues and undertaking steps for further strengthening the mutual trust and friendship between both border forces will also be discussed in the conference.
The conference will conclude with the signing of a Joint Record of Discussions (JRD) on December 25 while the Bangladesh delegation will return home on December 26, the release said.