Foreign Ministers meeting of BIMSTEC held in Sri Lanka
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The foreign ministers of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 29 March 2022.
It was hosted by the Sri Lankan foreign minister G.L.Peiris and was attended by the foreign ministers of member countries.
The foreign ministers of member countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan India, Maldives ,Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand were present in Colombo while the foreign minister of Myanmar participated virtually.
India was represented by the foreign minister S. Jaishankar.
The foreign ministers meeting was held to prepare for the BIMSTEC summit meeting which will be held on 30 March 2022.
It was set up as Bangladesh, India Sri Lanka and Thailand Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) on 6 June 1997 at Bangkok, Thailand .
It was renamed as Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation on 31 July 2004 when the first summit meeting was held in Bangkok, Thailand .
The member countries are Bangladesh, Bhutan India, Maldives ,Myanmar ,Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand .
The group was formed to promote economic cooperation between the member countries
- Headquarters : Dhaka, Bangladesh
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