Officials from Greece and Bangladesh have agreed to sign a bilateral agreement outlining closer police cooperation in fighting illegal immigration, reports said Monday.
Greek Public Order Minister Nikos Dendias visited Dhaka on Sunday, were he held talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister Dipu Moni. In the meeting, Dendias proposed a repatriation deal between the two states.
According to reports, Bangladesh has said it will consider the request. Bangladesh, along with Pakistan and Afghanistan, is one of the main sources of immigration to Greece.
Clamping down on clandestine immigration has been a key pledge of Greece’s leading conservative party.