New Delhi: India remains committed to further building the momentum of regional cooperation under the framework of BIMSTEC and make it a stronger, vibrant, and result-oriented grouping, external affairs minister S. Jaishankar said on Thursday.
In an address at a virtual meeting of the regional grouping, he also mentioned that the BIMSTEC convention on cooperation in combating international terrorism, transnational organised crime, and illicit drug trafficking has come into force last month.
He noted that the member states have finalised the ‘BIMSTEC Master Plan for Transport Connectivity’ which is expected to be adopted at the fifth BIMSTEC summit.
“It would be an important step towards fulfilling the aspirations of the people of our region for better connectivity and integration,” Jaishankar said at the ministerial meeting.
Besides India, BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) comprises Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, and Bhutan.Read more…