The Second Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of Policy Think Tanks
People to People Contact
8-9 October 2015
The Second Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of Policy Think Tanks was held in Bangkok, Thailand from 08-09 October 2015 at the invitation of the Government of Thailand. Delegations from all the BIMSTEC Member States participated in Meeting.
His Excellency Kobsak Chutikul, one of the founding fathers of BIMSTEC, graced the Meeting with his kind presence and keynote address. Mr. Kavi Chongkittavorn, Senior Fellow at the Institute of Security and International Studies also made a keynote address on the occasion. Dr. Suthiphand Chirathivat, Chairperson of Chula Global Network and Executive Director of ASEAN Studies Center of the Chulangkorn University and Ms. Eksiri Pintaruchi, Deputy Director General of the Department of International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand inaugurated the Meeting. Ambassador Sumith Nakandala, Secretary General of BIMSTEC, delivered special remarks and was present during the Meeting.
The Meeting discussed ways and means of revitalizing cooperation among the Member States to further enhance people-to-people contact in the Bay of Bengal region, and also to make BIMSTEC more visible.
The Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of Policy Think Tanks will be held in Bangladesh, following alphabetical order of the Meetings.
Representatives from BIMSTEC member states- Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand- attended the Meeting