Sri Lanka to host BIMSTEC confab 2017

SAM Staff,

Sri Lanka will host the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) in Colombo this year.

A memorandum submitted by Social Empowerment and Welfare Minister S. B Dissanayake to host the third BIMSTEC ministerial meeting in Colombo this year has been approved by Cabinet on Tuesday.

BMISTEC which was established in 1997 with member countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand deals with multi sectoral technical and economic cooperation.Two BIMSTC ministerial meetings have been held in Bangladesh in 2008 and Nepal in 2013.

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