Bangladesh and India have agreed on coming up with a “formula” so that both the countries can equally benefit from the water sharing of the trans-boundary rivers, said Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar.
His remarks came after a bilateral meeting with Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday (Aug 20).
The two ministers discussed several issues including water sharing treaties and communication.
“We are prepared for the water sharing of 54 trans-boundary rivers,” he said.
On the Teesta water-sharing deal he said, "We have a stand on that issue and there has been no change in that.”
The Indian minister said that safe and dignified repatriation of the Rohingyas is important for the national interest of India, Bangladesh and Myanmar. “We are prepared to assist Bangladesh on the Rohingya issue.”
Declining to comment on the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam, he said that this was part of India’s internal affairs.
On the issue of security, Jaishankar said that discussions were underway and cooperation on the security front will make nabbing terror groups easier.
Jaishankar said that ties between the two countries will be made stronger through connectivity.