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Dhaka to gain from Feni water deal, says foreign minister

Diplomatic Correspondent, Dhaka
Dhaka to gain from Feni water deal, says foreign minister

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen has said that the signing of the deal on withdrawal of water from the Feni river has brought India within a legal framework.   “There are many wrong perceptions regarding the Feni river deal with India. India will withdraw 1.82 cusecs of drinking water for a town. They have been withdrawing drinking water from the river for a long time from the upper stream. Now, they have come under a legal framework,” he added.

The minister came up with the statement when journalists asked him about the Feni river deal after a seminar on “Success of Bangladesh Diplomacy during the last Decade”, organised by the Diplomats magazine at the Palm View Restaurant of the Army Golf Club in the capital yesterday.

Momen said the Feni river deal would enable Bangladesh to stop the illegal withdrawal of water by India. “The deal will enable us to have the authority to stop the illegal extraction of water by India. It’s a win-win matter. Besides, it’s also pleasurable that we are giving them something,” he added.

He also said the deal would make India dependent on Bangladesh for taking water from the river of Bangladesh.  “The deal has also created a kind of dependence of India on Bangladesh,” he added.

Asked about what Bangladesh achieved during the recent visit of Sheikh Hasina to India, Momen said: “The Prime Minister talked on all issues with India. We are not dissatisfied with anything. We have got many things. We will bring gas from abroad and then sell it to India. It will help our country. Besides, we have an academy where India will provide training for our young people who are not getting jobs. It seems to me that the visit was very good.”

Regarding the Teesta agreement, he said: “The Prime Minister had raised all matters, including the Teesta water sharing. India has agreed in principle to sign a framework agreement on the Teesta water sharing.” Asked about relations with India, the minister said: “The foreign policy of Bangladesh with India is at a warm level. Such good relations were not there before.”

Regarding Bangladesh's foreign policy, the foreign minister said at the seminar that Bangladesh follows the principle of "friendship for all, malice towards none". “Bangladesh has very good relations with its neighbours, including India, Nepal, and even Myanmar,” he added.

Regarding the Rohingya crisis, he said: “We had many problems with Myanmar and we have solved them through dialogue. We had the Rohingya crisis in 1992 and we solved it through discussion. This time too we want to solve it through peaceful talks.”

He urged the Bangladeshi diaspora to draw international attention at different levels on the Rohingya issue, so that more pressure is created on Myanmar to take them back. He said: “We have very good relations with both China and India because we make a balance in our relations.”

 

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