Dhaka     Saturday   15 August 2020

‘Bangladesh has nothing to worry about NRC’

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Published: 02:51, 28 September 2019   Update: 15:18, 26 July 2020
‘Bangladesh has nothing to worry about NRC’

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured Bangladesh that there is nothing to be worried about National Register of Citizens (NRC) of India.

He came up with the assurance at a bilateral meeting held between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York on Friday.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen quoted the Indian premier as saying while briefing reporters after the meeting.

The foreign minister said the two leaders also discussed the issue of water sharing of common rivers, including Teesta.

Dr Momen said the talks between the two premiers were held in a very cordial and friendly environment and the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including the issues of the NRC and the water sharing of the common rivers, came up for discussion.

He said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina raised the issue of the NRC mentioning that it has become a matter of great concern for Bangladesh.

In reply, the Indian prime minister said: “We can take care of the issues like the NRC and the water sharing very easily as the relations between Bangladesh and India are very excellent.”

In this regard, Narendra Modi assured Sheikh Hasina that officials concerned in India will work to fix the issues and said Bangladesh needs not to be worried about these issues.