Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen yesterday said the seventh foreign ministerial level Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting would be held in New Delhi on June 19 instead of May 30, a date which was fixed earlier.
“We rescheduled it (JCC meeting) … we felt it is okay, it good with us,” he told a media briefing in Guwahati of Assam where he is attending the third edition of Asian Confluence River Conclave-2022 (NADI).
Momen said the meeting was rescheduled last night during his talks with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, who is now also in Guwahati to attend the conclave.
The Bangladesh foreign minister did not elaborate what caused the rescheduling of the meeting but said there remained some issues between the two countries which were yet to be resolved.
“Actually, the JCC will be held on (June) 19,” hinting that the two sides would meet in preparatory discussions on June 18.
Last evening, Momen said, he discussed with some “critical” bilateral issues with his Indian counterpart.
“As we already had a long discussion, so we thought, we could defer the JCC (for some days),” he added.
The Bangladesh foreign minister said Dhaka proposed long pending Joint River Commission (JRC) meeting before June 19.
The sixth JCC meeting was hosted by Dhaka virtually on September 29 in 2020.