Water sharing of common rivers of India & Bangladesh in interest of both countries: Sheikh Hasina

10 April, New Delhi

Visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said water sharing of common rivers of India and Bangladesh is in the interest of both the countries.

Addressing a function in New Delhi, Ms Hasina said, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had reiterated India’s resolve to solve the Teesta water sharing issue at the earliest.

On West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s stand on water sharing issue, the Bangladesh Prime Minister said, she had a word with her in this regard. She said though her country has not got water but is getting electricity from India which is a matter of satisfaction.

Ms Hasina said once the water sharing is resolved, India-Bangladesh relations will undergo further transformation. Ms Hasina said, Bangladesh has established 100 economic zones to boost industrialisation. She hoped that her country will be able to achieve 8 per cent GDP growth by 2020.

On the occasion, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dhramendra Pradhan said Indo- Bangladesh trade relations have grown in recent years. He said, India is working with Bangladesh in new areas such as hydrocarbons.

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