India-Bangladesh sign historic Land Agreement

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Dhaka, Satyajit Chakraborty: Bangladesh and India have signed a historic agreement to simplify their border by exchanging more than 150 enclaves of land.India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi ratified the deal with his counterpart Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka.

Thousands of Bangladeshis inhabit more than 50 enclaves in India, while Indians live in around 100 areas within Bangladesh.The countries will now swap territories and residents can choose where to live.

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Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali described the agreement as “a historic milestone in the relationship between the two neighbouring countries” Following the deal, citizens will be able to choose where they want to live and which nationality they would prefer. Ali said the two countries would also sign a number of deals to boost trade and security along the border and fight human trafficking.

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