India sends drafts of four treaties to govt: Minister
India has sent drafts of four treaties to the Bangladesh government for consideration, Foreign Minister Dipu Moni told the Jatiya Sangsad yesterday.
The treaties are Extradition Treaty, Agreement on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Comprehensive Agreement on Combating International Terrorism, Organised Crime and Illicit Drug Trafficking and Agreement on Transfer of Convicted Persons.
"The ministries and the divisions concerned are reviewing the draft treaties," she said.
In response to a query of AL lawmaker Akram Hossain Chowdhury, the foreign minister also said there is also a possibility to renew the protocol on 'Inland Water Transit and Trade' with India soon, as its tenure will expire on March 31.
She said the process is underway to renew the protocol on Dhaka-Kolkata bus service with India as the tenure of the treaty has already expired.
"However, the possibility of signing any new treaty right now with India is slim," she said.
Meanwhile, in response to a query of Workers' Party lawmaker Rashed Khan Menon, Home Minister Sahara Khatun said a total of 334 Indians are now in Bangladeshi jails.