Mamata Banerjee calls Bangladesh visit "successful"

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Kolkata, Feb 21: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today termed her Bangladesh visit as "very successful". On returning after her visit to Bangladesh, Banerjee told reporters at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International airport here tonight that her visit was successful and she was overwhelmed by the hospitality of the people of that country. [Cornered at home, Mamata looks for a friend in Dhaka]

"The trip to Dhaka was very successful and I am overwhelmed by the hospitality of the people," she said. Banerjee also said she will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Nitish Kumar in Patna on Sunday.

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Banerjee spent the International Mother Language Day in the neighbouring country and participated in the events to commemorate the day. She also met Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and assured the Bangladeshi side that the Teesta water-sharing issue will be resolved soon.

Banerjee had opposed the treaty when the Congress-led UPA government was in power at the Centre and also refused to go to Dhaka in 2012 with the then prime minister Manmohan Singh, upsetting the bilateral relation between the two neighbours.

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