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Faith on Mamata for Teesta breakthrough: Bangladesh envoy


Kolkata: Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, Syed Muazzem Ali on Monday expressed faith in West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee making a breakthrough in the Teesta water sharing.

“We have said that we have full faith in her, she will certainly do the needful,” said Ali after a meeting with Banerjee at the state secretariat.

The meeting comes a day after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday saying she will soon initiate dialogue with Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress supremo, over the issue.

“Mamataji was busy with elections and so we could not talk. But now the Bengal polls are over and she is back in power a second time. “This is the right time to start dialogue on Teesta,” Sushma Swaraj had said.

Ali also said the issue of a priest of the Ramkrishna Mission in Dhaka getting threats from suspected Islamic State militants was also discussed in the meet besides the export of Hilsa fish.

“For the export of Hilsa, the facilities at the ports here and the infrastructure must be developed,” he said.


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