4th Bimstec summit concludes

4th Bimstec summit concludes

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Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena, Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli, Myanmar President Win Myint, Bhutan Chief Justice and Chief Adviser to the Interim Government Dasho Tshering Wangchuk, and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the signing ceremony of BIMSTEC Convention, adoption of Kathmandu declaration, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Aug 31, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Bhutan Chief Justice and Chief Adviser to the Interim Government Dasho Tshering Wangchuk on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Aug 31, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets Bhutan Chief Justice and Chief Adviser to the Interim Government Dasho Tshering Wangchuk on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Aug 31, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bhutan Chief Justice and Chief Adviser to the Interim Government Dasho Tshering Wangchuk, Myanmar President Win Myint, Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena and Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in a group photograph with the HODs of Ministerial delegations and senior officials during the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Aug 31, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bhutan Chief Justice and Chief Adviser to the Interim Government Dasho Tshering Wangchuk, Myanmar President Win Myint, Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena and Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in a group photograph with the HODs of Ministerial delegations and senior officials during the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Aug 31, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Kathmandu, Aug 31 (IANS) The Fourth Bimstec Summit concluded here on Friday after issuing an 18-point Kathmandu Declaration. The details of the declaration will be made public soon, an official said.
The member states also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the establishment of a Bimstec Gird Interconnection.
At the conclusion of the summit, Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli said: "This is my firm conviction that this summit has been a significant step towards making Bimstec a dynamic, effective and result-oriented organisation."
Bimstec came into existence on June 6, 1997, through the Bangkok Declaration.
It comprises seven countries lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal -- Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
The bloc brings together 1.6 billion people, or 22 per cent of the world's population, and has a combined GDP of $2.8 trillion.
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