Dhaka to get better than Mujib-Indira deal: Rizvi
Bangladesh will gain a better deal over land disputes with India than what the Mujib-Indira Land Boundary Agreement of 1974 bargained, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's International Affairs Adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi.
“What I can say now, we will get a better deal than that of 1974,” he told the news agency.
Dr Rizvi and the prime minister's Economic Affairs Advisor Dr Mashiur Rahman returned home Thursday afternoon after holding a series of meetings with senior Indian officials in New Delhi.
The meetings were in the run up to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Dhaka from September 6 to 7.
Asked about some disputes over demarcation of 6.5 kilometres (km) of boundary which has not been demarcated and adversely possessed lands, Dr Rizvi said the ground level work including joint survey is continuing.
“I do not see any problem,” said Dr Rizvi, adding that the 1974 agreement has clearly set out the principle to settle this matter.
Of the border which not been demarcated, 1.5km is at Doykhata in Nilphamari, two km at Muhurir Char in Feni and three km at Lathitila in Moulvibazar district.