Second Meeting of the BIMSTEC Track 1.5 Security Dialogue Forum to be held on 30-31 July 2019 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Ninth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime to be held on Thimphu, Bhutan on 06-07 August 2019.

Workshop for practitioner level on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) to be held on 13-15 August 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

H.E. M. Shahidul Islam, Secretary General of BIMSTEC courtesy called on the Hon’ble Prime Minister of Thailand, H.E. Prayet 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.

Ms. Mia Seppo, UN Resident Coordinator in Bangladesh met the Secretary General of BIMSTEC at his office on 04 February 2019. They discussed possible collaboration between the two organizations.

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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