‘Need for consensus on Teesta water-sharing issue’
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Last Updated: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 23:37
Addu (Maldives): India on Thursday told Bangladesh that there was still some need for consensus in the country on the Teesta river water-sharing issue and that the interest of all concerned, including West Bengal, should be taken care of.

This was conveyed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on the sidelines of the SAARC summit when the two leaders discussed the ways and means of resolving water issues.

On the issue of resolving Feni water issue it was decided that an agreement could be signed along with resolution of issues relating to sharing of water of other common rivers.

Briefing the media on the meeting, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said there were no substantive differences between the two countries and Tripura also had no objections to Feni water-sharing issue.

Hasina appreciated Singh's visit to Bangladesh in September when India allowed 24-hour access to Bangladeshi nationals to the Teen Bigha corridor and her own visit to the corridor in October.


First Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 23:37

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