Third meeting of India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission held in New Delhi

Sep 22, 2014 18:42 IST

The third India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meet was held in New Delhi on 20 September 2014. The third JCC was co-chaired by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Bangladeshi counterpart Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali.

The meeting focused on review of progress of initiatives in various sectors of the relationship. It also focused on identifying the thrust areas to give directions for further growth of the bilateral partnership.

Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali during his visit to New Delhi also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee. During his meet with Modi, he extended invitation of Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to visit Bangladesh. In response to which, Modi said that he is looking forward to visit the country at the earliest and also welcome Sheikh Hasina in India.

The Prime Ministers of the two countries will have their first bilateral interaction on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) meet later in September 2014.

India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission

The Joint Consultative Commission was constituted under the Framework Agreement on Cooperation for Development. The agreement was signed during the visit of former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh to Bangladesh in September 2011. The first and second meeting of the JCC was held in New Delhi in May 2012 and in Dhaka in February 2013, respectively.

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