Visiting Paschimbanga chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday urged Bangladesh to ‘keep confidence’ in her about the signing of much-sought Teesta Water sharing deal between the two countries.
Mamata, now in Dhaka after 17 years, said she would discuss the issue with the prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, during the meeting her.
She was addressing a discussion ‘Baithaki Bangla Adda’ at Sonargaon Hotel in the city with cultural personalities. Cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor was present.
Terming the water-sharing issue a problem for all, Mamata told the function that the issue can be left to them, reports United News of Bangladesh.
Mamata also said she would work as a bridge between two Banglas in removing misunderstanding over the Teesta water sharing.
‘We have problems on both sides. I will discuss with Hasinadi…leave it on us. Do not worry about the matter,’ she said.
Mamata discussed how cultural exchanges can mutually benefit and further strengthen long-standing relations between Bangladesh and Paschimbanga.
Luminaries from the world of literature, film, drama, music from both sides met for heart-to-heart interactions in stimulating environment.
Mamata arrived here on Thursday night on a three-day visit, which both the neighbours view as a visit to deepen ties between the two countries.
The Paschimbanga chief minister greeted all at the airport saying ‘Joy Bangla’ and mentioned that she feels like she is at her own home and she loves Bangladesh.
Mamata also mentioned that they have emotional relations with Bangladesh, and she is here with much sincerity.
Source: New Age