BIMSTEC Heads of State summit begins today

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The heads of state gathering of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit will get underway today (30) under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.

The 5th BIMSTEC summit will have the leaders of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Thailand participating, while Myanmar will be represented by its foreign minister.

During the summit and preceding meetings, delegates will discuss the progress of the BIMSTEC as a regional group.

The summit is also expected to adopt the BIMSTEC charter and sign several legal agreements.