India, B’desh sign deal on oil pipeline, discuss Teesta water issue

DHAKA: India and Bangladesh today inked six MoUs, including one for the construction of a 129.5-km long oil pipeline between Siliguri and Parbatipur, and discussed the Teesta water sharing issue as well as the Rohingya refugee crisis.

Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale and his Bangladeshi counterpart Md Shahidul Haque reviewed the areas of bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on issues of mutual interest, the Indian High Commission here said in a statement.

“Both sides expressed appreciation for the notable progress achieved in the implementation of the decisions and initiatives taken during the visits of the Prime Minister of India to Bangladesh in June 2015 and the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to India in April 2017,” it read.

The two sides signed six MoUs including India-Bangladesh Friendship pipeline between Siliguri & Parbatipur and an agreement between Department of Atomic Energy, India and Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission. (AGENCIES)


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