Written by Zulfick Farzan
30 Mar, 2022 | 1:00 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st); The leaders of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) signed the BIMSTEC Charter, at the 5th Summit held in Colombo on Wednesday (30).
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joined the Summit, hosted by current BIMSTEC chair Sri Lanka virtually, with other BIMSTEC leaders from Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand, and Myanmar.
Several agreements and accords were signed on the closing day of BIMSTEC.
– The BIMSTEC Convention on mutual legal assistance in criminal matters was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Justice, or the nominated signatories of the BIMSTEC member states.
– A Memorandum of Association (MoA) on the Establishment of BIMSTEC Technology Transfer Facility (TTF) in Colombo, Sri Lanka was signed by Ministers of Foreign Affairs or the nominated signatories of the BIMSTEC Member States.
– The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Mutual Cooperation between Diplomatic Academies/Training Institutions of BIMSTEC Member States was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs or the nominated signatories of the BIMSTEC Member States.
A declaration of the 5th BIMSTEC Summit was adopted on Wednesday (30) as well.
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