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On 13 January 2021, His Excellency Dr. Banshidhar Mishra, Ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Mr. Tenzin Lekphell, the Secretary-General of BIMSTEC at the Secretariat’s premises.
The Secretary General of BIMSTEC, H.E. Mr. Tenzin Lekphell made a courtesy call on His Excellency Mr. Md. Shahriar Alam, M.P., the Hon’ble State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on 10 January 2021
H.E. Mr. Tenzin Lekphell, Secretary General of BIMSTEC called on H.E. Mr. Masud Bin Momen, Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) of Bangladesh on 24 December 2020 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The Secretary General of BIMSTEC, Ambassador M Shahidul Islam delivered a remarks as a Special Guest of the Inception Webinar on "Increasing political, ecological, economic and regional importance of the Bay of Bengal for Bangladesh in the post COVID-19 world" on 15 September 2020 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
H.E. Mrs. Rensje Teerink, Ambassador & the Head of Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh met the Secretary General of BIMSTEC, Ambassador M. Shahidul Islam on 14 September 2020 at the BIMSTEC Secretariat. They discussed about the possible cooperation between BIMSTEC and European Union.
Ambassador M Shahidul Islam, Secretary General of BIMSTEC visited the Germplasm Centre, Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh on 10 September 2020 to see the facilities of the Centre and exchange views on desirability of Germplasm and material transfer agreement for BIMSTEC Member States.
Ambassador M. Shahidul Islam, Secretary General of BIMSTEC delivered a Lecture on “Sub-Regionalism and BIMSTEC: Bangladesh perspective” at the Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka on 14 March 2020.
Ambassador M. Shahidul Islam, Secretary General of BIMSTEC called on His Excellency Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Hon’ble President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on 04 March 2020 at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Ambassador M. Shahidul Islam, Secretary General of BIMSTEC called on His Excellency Mr. Dinesh Gunawardena, Hon'ble Minister, Foreign Relations, Ministry of Foreign Relations of the Government of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka on 04 March 2020 at his office in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
BIMSTEC National Focal Point (NFP)
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh|
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bhutan|
|Ministry of External Affairs, India|
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Myanmar|
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nepal|
|Foreign Ministry, Sri Lanka|
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand|
Remarks by BIMSTEC Secretary General at the (Virtual) Fourth South Asia Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals: “Fostering Sustainable and Resilient Recovery from Covid-19 in South Asia” on 02 December 2020
Remarks by H.E. Tenzin Lekphell, Secretary General of BIMSTEC at the Workshop on “Leveraging Thematic Circuits Toward a BIMSTEC 2030 Strategy” (Virtual) held in Manila, Philippines on 25 November 2020
The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is a regional organization comprising seven Member States lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity. This sub-regional organization came into being on 6 June 1997 through the Bangkok Declaration. It constitutes seven Member States: five deriving from South Asia, including Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and two from Southeast Asia, including Myanmar and Thailand. Initially, the economic bloc was formed with four Member States with the acronym ‘BIST-EC’ (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Thailand Economic Cooperation). Following the inclusion of Myanmar on 22 December 1997 during a special Ministerial Meeting in Bangkok, the Group was renamed ‘BIMST-EC’ (Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Thailand Economic Cooperation). With the admission of Nepal and Bhutan at the 6th Ministerial Meeting (February 2004, Thailand), the name of the grouping was changed to ‘Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation’ (BIMSTEC). READ MORE