AGARTALA, Feb 1 – The two-day India-Bangladesh Joint Border Conference of the collectors of six districts in Tripura and their Bangladeshi counterparts and the border guards of the districts concerned will begin from February 3, officials said.
“The delegation includes six district magistrates bordering western and northern part of Tripura and the meeting is important in terms of improving relations at the grassroots level and issues like smuggling, trans-border crime, narcotics and other important issues will be discussed,” District Magistrate of West Tripura district Abhishek Singh said.
District magistrates of West Tripura, Unokoti, North Tripura, Khowai, Dhalai and Sepahijala, and Deputy Commissioners of Bangladesh’s Brahmanbaria, Moulavi Bazar, Rangamati and Habiganj districts would participate in the conference.
District magistrates – Sipahijala, Gomti, South Tripura and Dhalai – met with the Deputy Commissioners of Bangladesh’s five districts – Comilla, Feni, Rangamati, Khagrachari and Chittagong here on January 9 and 10.
Tripura has a 856 km-long border with the neighbouring country. – PTI