STRONG EFFORTS ON TO RESOLVE LBA, TEESTA ISSUES


STRONG EFFORTS ON TO RESOLVE LBA, TEESTA ISSUES

Tribune Report

About the Teesta water sharing issue, the Indian premier said discussions were underway to this end

 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in a meeting in the sidelines of the ongoing 18th Saarc Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal yesterday

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was making strong efforts to resolve the long standing Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) and Teesta water sharing issue with Bangladesh quickly.

He said this during a meeting with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Crowne Plaza in Kathmandu of Nepal on the sidelines of the 18th Saarc Summit yesterday afternoon.

After the meeting, Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque told reporters, reports BSS.

During the meeting Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wanted to know the progress of the LBA and Teesta water sharing issue, Shahidul said.

In reply, the Indian Prime Minister said he was making strong efforts to resolve the two pending issues with Bangladesh quickly.

“A consensus about the issues is being built in India,” Modi said.

Modi also expressed his firm optimism to resolve these crucial issues with Bangladesh. He said a report on LBA would be submitted very shortly and it would be accepted.

About the Teesta water sharing issue, the Indian premier said discussions were underway to this end.

The foreign secretary said the two leaders reiterated their firm commitment to work together to fight terrorism.

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NOVEMBER 27, 2014

DHAKATRIBUNE

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