Dhaka to discuss outstanding issues with India in JCC meeting: Momen

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Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Wednesday said he will discuss all outstanding issues including water sharing and border management between Bangladesh and India during the Joint Consultation Commission (JCC) meeting to be held on June 19 in New Delhi.

“As a neighbouring country, we always have outstanding issues with India … we will discuss on all of these,” he told reporters after attending an event at a city hotel here.

Dr Momen will hold the seventh foreign minister level JCC meeting between Bangladesh and India with his Indian counterpart Dr Jaishankar.

During the JCC meeting, the foreign minister said Dhaka and New Delhi will discuss water sharing issue of different transboundary rivers including Kushiwara and Feni.

He said, as a new issue, anti-dumping on jute and energy security would also be discussed during the talk.

The Bangladesh foreign minister thanked India for taking collective action to check any kind of tension or instability between the people of the two countries.
Dr Momen said India has already given permission to export wheat to Bangladesh even through private sector.

The sixth JCC meeting was hosted by Dhaka virtually on September 29 in 2020.