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BIMSTEC Charter endorsed in Colombo to push forward cooperation

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Leaders of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) on Wednesday endorsed the BIMSTEC Charter at the 5th Summit held in the Sri Lankan capital city placing the organization’s activities on a more structured and rule-based platform.

PM Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi joined the Summit, hosted by current BIMSTEC chair Sri Lanka in virtual mode, from Dhaka and New Delhi respectively with other BIMSTEC leaders from Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand and Myanmar.

BIMSTEC Convention on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters was endorsed by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Justice or the nominated signatories of the BIMSTEC Member States.

Memorandum of Association (MoA) on the Establishment of BIMSTEC Technology Transfer Facility (TTF) in Colombo, Sri Lanka was endorsed by Ministers of Foreign Affairs or the nominated signatories of the BIMSTEC Member States.

On the other hand, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Mutual Cooperation between Diplomatic Academies/Training Institutions of BIMSTEC Member States was endorsed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs or the nominated signatories of the BIMSTEC Member States.

Afterward, an announcement of the fifth BIMSTEC Summit was embraced.

President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa formally opened the Summit by joining virtually in the morning.

He likewise conveyed shutting comments as the active Chairman of BIMSTEC.

Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen attended the Summit in person.

Thailand has taken over the chairmanship of the BIMSTEC after the conclusion of the 5th BIMSTEC Summit.
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