The Secretary-level meeting between Water Resources ministries of India and Bangladesh under the framework of the Joint Rivers Commission was held in Delhi on Tuesday. According to a press release issued by the High Commission of India, both sides noted that India and Bangladesh share 54 common rivers which directly impact the livelihood of people of two countries. Both sides commended the close cooperation that exists between India and Bangladesh in the matter.
India and Bangladesh agreed to expand cooperation across an entire gamut of water resources issues including framework for sharing of river waters, mitigation of pollution, river bank protection, flood management and basin management among others. A Joint Technical Working Group will provide inputs on the matter, said the press release.
The Indian delegation was led by Water Resources Secretary Pankaj Kumar while the Bangladesh delegation was led by Kabir Bin Anwar, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources.Both sides agreed to schedule the next meeting at Secretary level under JRC framework at Dhaka at mutually convenient dates.
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