External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Wednesday evening arrived in Dhaka on a two-day visit to Bangladesh, her first stand-alone foreign visit since taking over, that is part of the Narendra Modi government`s outreach to India`s neighbours.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday raised the issue of delay in the signing of the long-pending agreement on Teesta river water sharing treaty during her meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday blamed the Centre for releasing water from Teesta and Farakka barrages to Bangladesh overlooking the interest of the state and said this was not accepted.
Ahead of Bangladesh Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina`s visit here next week, India and Bangladesh
hold secretary-level talks from Monday in an effort to reach
an agreement on the proposed Teesta river water sharing