Issue Brief on “The Fourth India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission”


Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Dhaka for a brief two-day official visit to the Bangladesh capital on October 21-23, 2017 for the fourth annual meeting of the India-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) to take stock of several issues of bilateral interest.

The JCC meetings between Foreign Ministers and other high ranking officials from the two countries started in 2012, and since then three meetings have taken place. The first such meeting, on May 7, 2012 in New Delhi had set the tone for the JCC, with India and Bangladesh agreeing to increase cooperation in several bilateral issues, including economic ties, visa processes, cross-border activities, water resources, development, and people-to-people contact.

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