Momen Calls Jaishankar Over Teesta Deal

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Bangladesh Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen has asked to expedite resolution of the Teesta River water sharing issue to his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar. Momen also sought active support to resolve the Rohingya crisis during their maiden talks in Tajikistan.

In a statement issued by the foreign office in Dhaka, it said that Momen drew the Indian counterpart’s attention towards the much expected pending Teesta water sharing treaty and the foreign minister sought India’s active support and cooperation in resolving the Rohingya problem.

The statement further reads as, “Momen simultaneously urged the Indian counterpart to take effective steps to stop killings on the Bangladesh-India borders by the Indian border guards.” It has also been said that the Indian foreign minister assured Momen about necessary Indian cooperation regarding the issues as the Modi government was very sensitive to developing friendly relations with neighbouring countries.

The Bangladesh foreign minister also sought Jaishankar’s cooperation in attracting Indian investment at 100 special economic zones in Bangladesh.

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