The Advisor for foreign Affairs in the caretaker government of Bangladesh Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury said on Sunday that the care taker government will not stay a day later than required.
He emphasized on the reforms undertaken by the interim government and said that when the reforms complete they would handover the power to an elected government. Briefing newsmen on the outcome of the 14th SAARC Summit held in New Delhi last week, he said Dhaka considers Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's decision on trade concession to SAARC LDCs as a welcome development.
Terming the Fakhruddin-Manmohan meeting productive, Iftekhar said they raised Bangladesh's three concerns --undemarcation of over 6.5 km of boundary, sharing the Teesta River waters and India's Tipaimukh dam, and tariffs on Bangladeshi exportable. He said India has assured that they would not divert common-river water through the Tipaimukh dam while remaining issues would be settled through existing mechanisms between the two neighbours.