Update February 4, 2017

Dhaka 2-07 pm, 15-May, 2021

India expresses hope to resolve all outstanding issues including Teesta

Mirajul Moin Joy

4 February 2017, Nirapad News: India’s deputy advisor for security Arobind Gupta has expressed the hope that all outstanding issues between Bangladesh and India, including Teesta river water agreement, would be resolved.

Gupta was speaking as chief guest at the concluding session of the Indo-Bangla security dialogue in the Indian capital on Friday.

Arobindo said under the far-sighted leadership of both the countries there has been progress in all sectors including security. In the past, there were many problems along the huge Indo-Bangla border, but most have been sorted out. In future, cooperation between the two countries will increase further, he added.

The deputy security advisor said “Terrorism is a common problem for both the countries. We will face it together.”

At the session, Farooq Sobhan, president of Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI), said “The key to Indo-Bangla cooperation was security. As security cooperation increases so will the other sectors.”

He further said “In economic terms, both Bangladesh and India were progressing fast, globally. Mutual cooperation between the two countries will further enhance it.”

Director of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) Sanjay Joshi said that steps taken by the two countries in resolving their problems could be a model for the rest of the world.

He hoped that by resolving all outstanding issues the relationship between the two countries would grow from strength to strength.

The concluding session was moderated by former Indian foreign secretary Pinak Ranjan Chakkrabarti.

ORF organised the two-day security dialogue with cooperation of BEI. Experts from both countries participated in the dialogue.

The Bangladesh delegation comprised commandant of National Defence College lieutenant general Chowdhury Hasan Suhrawardy, major general AKM Abdur Rahman, brigadier general Adil Chowdhury, brigadier general Ziaul Ahsan, Nazmul Ahsan Kalimullah, professor Delowar Hossain, Humayun Kabir, Lailufar Yasmin, Shahab Enam Khan, Fayez Sobhan and Ashish Banik.

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