Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Tuesday said “Bangladesh and India have 54 common rivers. We have a position on Teesta. We have a commitment on that position. There is no change....."
He made the remarks while briefing reporters after a bilateral meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen at state guesthouse Jamuna in the morning.He also described the Bangladesh-India relations as a model for South Asia.
The Indian External Affairs Minister termed National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Assam India’s internal issue.
The meeting that began at 11:10pm lasted for over one hour.
The Teesta River is a 309 km long river flowing through Sikkim.
The flow of the river is crucial for Bangladesh from December to March for that they require 50 per cent of the river's water supply, while India claims a share of 55 per cent.