Mamata, Foreign Secy tight-lipped over Teesta
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Last Updated: Saturday, February 18, 2012, 19:47
Kolkata: Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai on Saturday held a meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with both being tight-lipped over what was discussed.

"I tell you it was a routine meeting," the chief minister told reporters when asked if the Teesta water-sharing treaty issue figured in the 30-minute talks.

The foreign secretary also refused comment when asked if the Teesta river water treaty issue was discussed with the chief minister, but said 'regional cooperation' came up in the talks.

"The chief minister is kind enough to receive me. We discussed all issues relating to some of our neighbouring countries and the discussion was useful and fruitful",Mathai said.

The chief had earlier written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying that a large quantity of water from the Farakka Barrage was flowing into Bangladesh because of two damaged sluice gates and urged him to take action.

Mathai said he has here to attend the Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) meeting beginning on Monday "which relates to better linkages between these four countries."


First Published: Saturday, February 18, 2012, 19:47

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