India-Bangladesh holds 7th Round of Joint Consultative Commission in New Delhi

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The seventh round of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission was held in New Delhi on 19 June. 

  • It was co-chaired by External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar and his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen.

  • The previous edition was held virtually in 2020.

  • The Ministers welcomed the further strengthening of bilateral ties with the unprecedented visits of the President and Prime Minister of India last year.

  • These visits were made in memory of three epoch-making events -

  1. The birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

  2. The 50th anniversary of the independence of Bangladesh 

  3. The golden anniversary of India-Bangladesh diplomatic ties.

  • The Ministers appreciated that the trust and mutual respect shared between the two countries has strengthened over the past decade.

  • The latest proof of this was the launch of the trailer of 'Mujib-Making of a Nation' at the Cannes Film Festival in May this year.

  • It was a jointly produced biopic on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

  • The two ministers agreed to work together to further strengthen cooperation in the areas of shared rivers and water resources management, IT and cyber security, renewable energy, agriculture and food security, sustainable trade, climate change and disaster management.

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