PM Oli suggested on BIMSTEC priorities
AajakoKhabar | Published on Sunday August 26, 2018
Kathmandu: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has been suggested by the experts about the areas of priorities to be finalized in the upcoming fourth summit of the BIMSTEC.
Meeting the PM at the latter’s official residence in Baluwatar this evening, experts of diplomacy, foreign affairs and economic sectors from Nepal, India and Bangladesh submitted their suggestions on the areas of cooperation for BIMSTEC.
The recommendations passed from the pre-consultative meeting organized on August 2-3 on the possible agendas of the fourth BIMSTEC summit by Institute for Strategic and Socio Economic Research, ISSR Nepal, Research and Information System for Developing Countries, India and Center for Policy Dialogue Bangladesh were submitted to the PM.
Acting Chairperson of ISSR Nepal Dr Govinda Nepal said the meeting had furnished suggestions about the areas of cooperation to be discussed in the upcoming BIMSTEC summit for its success. Currently, there are 14 areas of cooperation among the seven member countries of BIMSTEC while the upcoming summit is likely to reduce it to seven.
According to Dr Nepal, they had given suggestions to Prime Minister Oli on prioritizing the issues of connectivity, trade, investment and tourism promotion, people to people connectivity, climate change and strengthening of BIMSTEC secretariat among others. Dr Nepal shared that PM Oli has assured them to table the suggested topics in the summit. The summit is taking place in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31.