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Bangladesh-India agree to resolve Teesta water-sharing issue

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:06 PM, 29 September 2020   Updated: 08:24 PM, 29 September 2020

Bangladesh-India agree to resolve Teesta water-sharing issue

Bangladesh-India agree to resolve Teesta water-sharing issue

Bangladesh and India agreed to solve the water sharing problem of six rivers, including the Teesta, said Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen.

The 6th Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting was held virtually on Tuesday. Dr AK Abdul Momen came up with the comments at press conference after the meeting.

Bangladesh laid emphasis on "early resolution" of the Teesta water-sharing issue apart from resolving water sharing of other common rivers, Dr. Momen said. India has shown interest in solving the problem.

Bangladesh also conveyed deep concern over deaths along the Bangladesh and India international border, said the minister, adding that both sides discussed sustainable repatriation of Rohingyas to their place of origin in Rakhine State.

"We want no death along the border. It's a shame for both friendly countries like Bangladesh and India. It hurts our solid relations," Dr. Momen said. 

Foreign Minister Dr. Abdul Momen led the Bangladesh side while Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar led the Indian team at the virtual meeting.

The 5th JCC meeting was held in February 2019 in New Delhi.

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