Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)-Terming sharing of water “above all a human issue”, Indian premier Narendra Modi expressed his confidence that with the support of state governments in India the two neighbouring countries would reach a consensus over Teesta deal.
The Indian PM expressed the optimism while addressing a joint briefing at the Prime Minister’s Office in Dhaka on the first day of his two-day Bangladesh visit that began on Saturday.
“Our rivers should nurture our relationship, not become a source of discord. Water sharing is, above all, a human issue. It affects life and livelihood on both sides of the border,” said a serene Modi while all smiling Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina clapped.
“We have shown political resolve and mutual goodwill with the Land Boundary Agreement,” he going on.
While speaking, it seemed that Modi’s elegant cream coloured Panjabi Pajama and Kurta (Jacket) made him more confident and he could visualised the signing of Teesta water sharing deal.
“I am confident that with the support of state governments in India, we can reach a fair solution on Teesta and Feni Rivers. We should also work together to renew and clean our rivers,” Modi took a pause.
The seemingly satisfied Indian premier also said that he was confident that both the country have the political will and mutual confidence to further improve border management and coordination to prevent illegal activities, trafficking and movements.