Monday, 4 July, 2022

FM to attend River Conclave in Guwahati, JCC talks in Delhi May 28-30

Dhaka, May 17: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will attend the third edition of Asian Confluence River Conclave-2022 (NADI) to be held in Guwahati on May 28-29 before holding the next round of Joint Consultation Commission (JCC) meeting with his Indian counterpart scheduled to be held in New Delhi on May 30.

“We’re in constant discussion with India. It’s good that we can raise all the issues. They’ve (India) become good friends,” he told reporters at his office on Tuesday.

A number of Indian ministers including Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar are likely to attend the Asian Confluence River Conclave-2022.

Meanwhile, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami on Tuesday had a meeting with Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen on preparation of the JCC.

The JCC will be co-chaired by Foreign Minister Dr Momen and his Indian counterpart Dr Jaishankar. The two Foreign Ministers met in Dhaka last month and stressed on following up the decisions taken at the highest level for their effective implementation for mutual benefit.

The sixth meeting of the JCC was held on September 29, 2020. Although Dhaka was scheduled to host the meeting, due to the COVID-19 situation the meeting was held on a virtual platform.

Bangladesh and India noted that 2021 was a landmark year for the Bangladesh-India relationship as the President and Prime Minister of India visited Bangladesh in a single year and both the counties celebrated the 50th years of diplomatic ties through the joint celebration of a number of landmark events across the world.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will also visit India this year, most probably in July first week.