New Delhi: India and Bangladesh on Monday agreed to conclude an extradition treaty at the earliest and vowed not to allow each other's territories to be used by domestic or foreign militants and insurgents' outfits.
A joint statement issued after the first meeting of the Joint Consultative Commission co-chaired by External Affairs Minister SM Krishna and his Bangladeshi counterpart Dipu Moni in New Delhi said the two Ministers noted that "the legal framework for bilateral security cooperation would be completed with the signing of the extradition treaty.
"It said both sides agreed to expedite efforts to conclude the treaty at the earliest. "They also reiterated their commitment that the territory of either side would not be allowed for activities inimical to the other and resolved not to allow their respective territory to be used for training, sanctuary and other operations by domestic or foreign terrorist/militant and insurgent organizations and their operatives", the statement said.
The two countries also rejected extremism, violence and terrorism and agreed to cooperate proactively in combating the evils, according to the statement.