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Preparatory Meeting for the Second BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise (DME) to be held in Puri, Odisha, India on 14-15 November 2019
Workshop on Coastal Security for BIMSTEC Countries to be held in New Delhi, India on 20-22 November 2019
Second Dialogue of BIMSTEC Think Tanks on Regional Security to be held in New Delhi, India on 27-28 November 2019
Workshop on “Experience in Countering Terrorism and Terrorist Financing through Case Studies” to be held in Colombo Sri Lanka on 27-29 November 2019
Workshop on Himalayan Science Council to be held in Goa, India on 05-06 December 2019
Training Workshop on Risk Informed Urban Planning to be held in Gujarat, India on 17-20 December 2019
His Excellency M Shahidul Islam, Secretary General of BIMSTEC met Her Excellency Ms. Pornpimol Kanchanalak, Adviser to Hon’ble Foreign Minister, Kingdom of Thailand on the sideline of the 4th Indian Ocean Conference on “Securing the Indian Ocean Region: Traditional and Non-traditional Challenges” held in Maldives on 03-04 September 2019.
H.E. M. Shahidul Islam, Secretary General of BIMSTEC called on the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Thailand, H.E. Prayut Chan-o-cha during the Third Meeting of BIMSTEC National Security Chiefs on 21 March 2019.
His Excellency the Secretary General of BIMSTEC, Ambassador M. Shahidul Islam with the Hon’ble Prime Minster of Bhutan, H.E Dr Lotay Tshering during the former’s call-on to the Prime Minister in Thimphu on 13 February 2019.
The Secretary General of BIMSTEC called on the newly appointed Hon'ble Commerce Minister of Bangladesh His Excellency, Mr. Tipu Munshi , MP at his office on 06 February 2019. They discussed about ways and means to enhance intra-regional trade in the Bay of Bengal region.
Mr. Ronald Antonio Butiong, Director, Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination Division South Asia Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, Philippines met the Secretary General of BIMSTEC at his office on 30 January 2019. They discussed the progress of BIMSTEC Master Plan on Transport Connectivity, finalization of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between BIMSTEC Secretariat and ADB and the development of BIMSTEC Grid interconnections Master Plan.
The Secretary General of BIMSTEC addressed the faculties and students of the Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB) on 29 January 2019. He was also invited as the Chief Guest at the Launching Ceremony of the book “Geopolities of the South China Sea in the Coming Decades” authored by Mohd. Aminul Karim at the IUB auditorium.
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Remarks by H.E. M Shahidul Islam, Secretary General of BIMSTEC at the 4th Edition of Indian Ocean Conference on “Securing the Indian Ocean Region: Traditional and Non-traditional Challenges” held in Maldives on 03-04 September 2019.
Welcome Remarks by H.E. M. Shahidul Islam, Secretary General of BIMSTEC on the occasion of the visit of His Excellency Dr. Lotay Tshering, Hon’ble Prime Minister of Bhutan to the BIMSTEC Secretariat on 12 April 2019