Aug 31, 2018-A multilateral meet between the leaders of seven member states of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) concluded on Friday.
With the end of the summit, Sri Lanka will officially take the responsibility of the Chair of BIMSTEC.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli handed over the chairmanship of the BIMSTEC to Sri Lankan President Maitripala Sirisena. Nepal had hosted the 4th edition of the summit as the chair of the seven-nation regional grouping.
The heads of state and the government and representatives of the seven-nation regional grouping were present in today’s meeting that was held at the Soaltee Hotel.
As per today’s programme, the leaders, following the conclusion of the meeting, will sign and make public the joint Kathmandu Declaration amid a press conference.
President of Myanmar Win Myint, President of Sri Lanka Maitripala Sirisena, Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina Wazed, Chief Advisor to the Interim Government of Bhutan Gyalpo Tshering Wangchuk and Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha-led delegates are present in today’s meet.