India, Bangladesh ink first water sharing pact in 25 years.

India and Bangladesh on Tuesday signed an interim water sharing agreement for Kushiyara river, the first such pact since the signing of the Ganga water treaty in 1996.




Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina noted that India andThese rivers, folk tales about them, folk songs, have also been witness to our shared cultural heritage,” Modi said.

Hasina shared the sentiments expressed by Modi and also stressed on the need to have water-sharing agreements for other rivers as well.


“There are 54 rivers. As long as Prime Minister Modi is here, India and Bangladesh will resolve all these issues,” she said.


“Today, we have signed an important agreement on sharing water of the Kushiyara river. This will benefit southern Assam in India and Sylhet region in Bangladesh,” Modi told reporters after the talks with Hasina.

He said there were 54 rivers that pass through the Indo-Bangladesh border, and have been linked to the livelihood of the people of the two countries for centuries.



India and Bangladesh signed a memorandum of understanding on sharing of waters of Kushiyara river, a pact that will benefit people residing in southern Assam and the Sylhet division of Bangladesh.

These rivers, folk tales about them, folk songs, have also been witness to our shared cultural heritage,” Modi said.

Hasina shared the sentiments expressed by Modi and also stressed on the need to have water-sharing agreements for other rivers as well.

“I recall that the two countries have resolved many issues in the spirit of friendship and cooperation. We hope that all outstanding issues, including Teesta water sharing agreement, will be concluded as an early date,” Hasina said at a joint media interaction at the Hyderabad House here.



Modi also said he and Hasina had a fruitful conversation on enhancing cooperation in relation to flood mitigation.

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