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Bimstec Summit

Editorial

Pressing need for Teesta accord

MATERIALIZATION of our long standing due in terms of a fair share of Teesta water still remains elusive. Bangladesh Prime Minister during her visit to Myanmar a week ago had raised the Teesta issue with her Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the Bimstec Summit. During the Indian PM's visit to Dhaka in 2012 in reciprocation of our Prime Minister's visit to New Delhi a year before hopes were raised for finalizing a deal on Teesta water...

For a successful Bimstec

WITH the ending of the third Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) Summit at Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw, one observation is starkly noticeable, that the special interest of regional diplomacy is attracting more countries by the day. But turning Bimstec into an effective regional cooperation has a precondition, and that is the strength of bilateral relations in particular. It is smooth, undisputed and friendly relation between member countries. It is better displayed through taking actions on...

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Bimstec Summit: Ushering in economic integration between two regions

PRIME Minister Sheikh Hasina returned last night from Myanmar after attending the 3rd Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, which took place on March 3-4 in the capital Nay Pyi Daw. Bimstec is an economic partnership involving seven countries in South Asia and South East Asia -- Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand. So Bimstec is a bridge between Asean and Saarc. The idea of Bimstec was conceived by Thailand during...

Editorial

BIMSTEC summitry welcome

OUR PM has arrived in Myanmar along with a large delegation to attend the third BIMSTEC summit (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation). This envisages a wider umbrella to facilitate greater cooperation in various fields among the member countries on the basis of complementarities. The 7-nation group has identified 14 areas of cooperation, each to be led by a member country. The areas are Trade - Investment and Climate - Bangladesh; Transport , Tourism , Counter-Terrorism...

PM to attend Bimstec Summit March 4

PM to attend Bimstec Summit March 4

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lead a 32-member delegation at the 3rd Bimstec Summit in Nay Pyi Taw of Myanmar scheduled to be held on March 4. Hasina will leave Dhaka for Nay Pyi Taw, the administrative capital of Myanmar, on Monday to attend the summit. One day prior to the summit, a ministerial-level meeting among the member countries of the Bimstec (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) there. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam will lead the Bangladesh delegation at the meeting. In the upcoming Bimstec Summit, the heads of states will table a stock of progress made since the last summit, exchange views on various...

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