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Meet on water sharing on August 25 ahead of Bangladesh PM's visit

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to travel to India on September 5 on a three-day visit

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India-Bangladesh ties | Sheikh Hasina | rivers

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 



Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina | Wikimedia Commons
File Photo: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Ahead of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India, a minister-level meeting of the Bangladesh-India Joint Commission is scheduled on August 25, sources said.

No official comment has been made by the government but sources said water-sharing treaties of the Teesta and other may be discussed in the meeting.

Bangladesh Prime Minister is expected to travel to India on September 5 on a three-day visit during which defence cooperation and regional stability are likely to be the focus of the talks with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, an official said on Monday.

The Teesta river dispute is an important point of bilateral talks between India and Bangladesh, as the latter has sought a fair and equitable distribution of Teesta waters from India.

The two countries signed an agreement in 2011 to share surface waters at the Farakka Barrage near their mutual border. However, the proposed deal was called off after repeated objections by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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First Published: Tue, August 23 2022. 00:56 IST

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