Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said that he would discuss all outstanding issues including water sharing with his Indian counterpart Dr S Jaishankar in the upcoming Joint Consultation Commission (JCC) meeting.
The meeting will be held on June 19 in New Delhi.
“As a neighbouring country, we always have outstanding issues with India,” he told reporters, replying to a question. “We’ll discuss all of these”. Bangladesh and India relations reached a new height in the last one decade with a whole range of engagements. Both countries have settled long pending issues such as land and maritime boundary issues. But water sharing, particularly Teesta water remained pending.
During the JCC meeting, the foreign minister said Dhaka and New Delhi would also discuss water sharing issue of different trans-boundary rivers including Kushiwara and Feni.
Anti-dumping on jute and energy security would also be discussed during the talk, he said. The last JCC meeting was hosted by Dhaka virtually on September 29 in 2020.