Sunday 25, September 2022

Dhaka-Delhi JCC talks adjourned

News Desk:The next round of the Joint Consultation Commission (JCC) meeting between Bangladesh and India scheduled to be held in New Delhi on May 30 has been deferred.

A new date mutually convenient to both sides for the Foreign-Minister level talks will be announced later.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen who is now attending the third edition of Asian Confluence River Conclave-2022 (NADI) in Guwahati confirmed it to reporters on Saturday.

Momen had a long meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar in Guwahati and discussed issues of mutual interest.

Later, they decided to defer the meeting 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 50 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.


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