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27 June, 2019 09:41:55 AM
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Dhaka for making BIMSTEC more effective

UNB, Dhaka
Dhaka for making BIMSTEC more effective
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen speaks at a reception marking the 22nd Bimstec Day celebration at its Secretariat on Tuesday, Jun 26, 2019. Photo: Courtesy

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said the strong political determination and innovative initiatives of the member states will make the BIMSTEC  more effective in the coming days.

“Let’s reaffirm our firm conviction to intensify our efforts in realizing the objective and purposes of BIMSTEC  through working collectively for the betterment of the people of the region,”he said while addressing a reception marking the 22nd BIMSTEC  Day celebration at its Secretariat on Tuesday night.

BIMSTEC  Secretary General Ambassador M Shahidul Islam also spoke at the reception attended by acting Foreign Secretary Mahbub UzZaman, diplomats stationed in Dhaka, senior journalists.

Dr Momen said Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina proposed for restructure the existing 14 areas of cooperation under three main priority clusters namely ‘sustainable development, ‘security and stability’ and ‘people to people contact’.

“This will bring synergy, focus and speed in the BIMSTEC  process,” he said adding that in line with the commitments made by the leaders, they should focus more on the areas of trade and investment, connectivity, energy and security, agriculture, tourism, climate change and disaster management and people-to-people contacts to garner visible outcome.

He said a sustainable and peaceful Bay of Bengal region could be ensured only when all these areas will produce results.

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