Work on transit to India underway: Dipu Moni

Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has said that the issue of providing transit to India is going on at its own way as Bangladesh believes in regional connectivity.

In a recent interview with Barkha Dutt of the Indian private channel NDTV, Dipu Moni said "…..Transit is moving at its own pace. Yes, it hasn't been stuck anywhere. It's moving, our work is going because we, this is something we, believe in, because we believe in regional connectivity."

She also said the people of Bangladesh were disappointed when the Teesta agreement was not signed during the September visit of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to Bangladesh.

She also said that providing transit was not a condition to Teesta deal.

"I don't think so. I don't think it's conditional on Teesta. But, definitely, having Teesta would, definitely, be helpful."

Dipu Moni also said Bangladeshi people became disappointed as the Teesta water sharing deal was not signed during Manmohan Singh's visit to Dhaka.

"Just before the visit of Dr Manmohan Singh to Dhaka, there was this expectation, and very high, that the Teesta Accord will be signed. Unfortunately, it didn't...," she said.

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The Daily Star