The Second Meeting of the BIMSTEC National Security Chiefs


28Mar2018

At Dhaka, Bangladesh

The second meeting of National Security Chiefs of BIMSTEC Member States was hosted by Bangladesh in Dhaka on 28 March 2018.

Mr. Sonam Topgay, Secretary, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs of Bhutan; Mr. Ajit Doval, National Security Adviser of India,  Mr. Thaung Tun, Union Minister, Ministry of the Office of the Union Government,  Myanmar; Prof Dr. Chop Lal Bhusal, Ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh; Brig H.K.A.C.R Kodithuwakku RWP RSP USP Isc,  Director, Military Intelligence of  Sri Lanka; Ms. Chalida Chochai,  Deputy Secretary General of the National Security Council of the Kingdom of Thailand and Ambassador M. Shahidul Islam, Secretary General of BIMSTEC participated in the meeting chaired by  Major General (Rtd.) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Defence and Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh. They also called on Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina , the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

The Meeting reviewed the progress on the Outcome Document of the First Meeting of BIMSTEC National Security Chiefs held in New Delhi , India on 21 March 2017. The Meeting emphasized the importance of working together and information and data sharing for addressing common security threats, both traditional and non- traditional, in the region.

The Meeting also considered the report of the First Track 1.5 BIMSTEC Security Dialogue Forum held in New Delhi, India on 22 September 2017. The Meeting underscored the importance of participation of Think Tanks, Civil Societies etc. in security dialogue and agreed to continue holding of the Track 1.5 Dialogue annually. Bangladesh will host the second Meeting of the Track 1.5 BIMSTEC Security Dialogue Forum in 2018.