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EPG continues deliberations on future direction of BIMSTEC

Published : Wednesday, 15 May, 2024 at 12:00 AM  Count : 108

The fourth meeting of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on future directions of BIMSTEC will be held in Dhaka on June 23-25.
The first and second meetings were held in Dhaka on January 25 and March 11-12 respectively.
The EPG is committed to submit its report to BIMSTEC leaders at the Sixth BIMSTEC Summit.
The 3rd meeting of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) on Future Directions of BIMSTEC was held, on May 12-13 at the BIMSTEC Secretariat in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The meeting was chaired by Dr. Soonthorn Chaiyindeepum, member of EPG from Thailand, which is the current Chair of BIMSTEC.
The members of EPG from six BIMSTEC member States participated in the Meeting.  
Ambassador Dharmapala Weerakkody also participated in the meeting, as the officiating member of EPG from Sri Lanka.
The BIMSTEC Secretariat, led by Indra Mani Pandey, Secretary General of BIMSTEC, facilitated the Meeting and participated in the EPGs deliberations.
During the two-day meeting, the EPG engaged in discussions on Bangkok Vision 2030; alignment of the BIMSTECs Agenda with the Agenda 2030 of Sustainable Development Goals; and the current status of regional cooperation within BIMSTEC in Sectors such as agriculture and food security, people-to-people contact and connectivity.
The EPG held interactions with the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of BIMSTEC member States in Dhaka as well as the BIMSTEC Permanent Working Committee. The EPG also met in a retreat session.    —UNBk

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