Calendar of Meetings


BIMSTEC Calendar of Activities 2019

 

 

CORE BIMSTEC MEETINGS
# Title of the Meeting Venue Date
1. Second Meeting of the BIMSTEC Permanent Working Committee Sri Lanka 2019
2. 20th Session of the BIMSTEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) Sri Lanka TBC
3. Second Meeting of the BIMSTEC Permanent Working Committee TBC TBC
4. 21st Session of the BIMSTEC Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) Sri Lanka TBC
5. 17th BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting Sri Lanka TBC

 

TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT SECTOR
1. BIMSTEC Start Up Conclave India  2019
2. Second Meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Trade Facilitation Bangladesh 2019
3. Ninth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Investment Sri Lanka 2019
4. Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Customs Cooperation India TBC
5. Ninth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Trade in Services TBC TBC
6. Nineteenth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Legal Experts TBC TBC
7.     Sixth BIMSTEC Trade and Economic Ministers’ Meeting Bangladesh 2019
8.     Fifth Senior Trade and Economic Officials’ Meeting(STEOM) Bangladesh 2019
9.     Eighth BIMSTEC Business Forum Meeting Bangladesh TBC
10. Seventh BIMSTEC Economic Forum Meeting TBC 2019
11. 22nd Meeting of Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC)  Bhutan 2019
12. 23rd Meeting of Trade Negotiating Committee (TNC) TBC TBC

 

TECHNOLOGY
1. Fifth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert Group on the Establishment of BIMSTEC Technology Transfer Facility TBC TBC

 

ENERGY
1. First Expert Group Meeting on Energy Myanmar 28-29 March 2019
2.     Fifth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Senior Officials on Energy Nepal  TBC
3.     Third BIMSTEC Energy Ministers’ Meeting Nepal  TBC
4 Fourth BIMSTEC Energy Ministers’ Meeting Bhutan Proposed by Bhutan

 

TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATION
1. Second Working Group Meeting to negotiate the Draft Text of the Motor Vehicles Agreement for the Regulation of Passenger and Cargo Vehicular Traffic between and among BIMSTEC Member States India 2019
2.  Second Working Group Meeting of the  BIMSTEC Coastal Shipping Agreement  India  2019
3. Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Transport Connectivity Working Group (BTCWG) India 2019
4. Working Group on Communication TBC 2019

 

TOURISM
1.     Third BIMSTEC Tourism Ministers’ Roundtable Bangladesh April 2019
2.     Second Meeting of the BIMSTEC Working Group on Tourism Bangladesh April 2019
3.     Second Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of Tour Operators Sri Lanka TBC
4. BIMSTEC Tourism Conclave Nepal 2020

 

FISHERIES
1. Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert Group on Fisheries Thailand TBC
2. First Meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert Group on Blue Economy TBC TBC

 

AGRICULTURE
1. BIMSTEC Workshop on “Food Standard and Food Safety and other related matters” Thailand TBC
2.     Seventh Meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert Group on Agricultural Cooperation Bangladesh 24-25 April 2019
3.     Second Workshop on Promotion of Agriculture Trade and Investment among BIMSTEC Member States Bangladesh TBC
4. First  BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting on Agriculture Myanmar 2019
5. BIMSTEC Seminar on Climate Smart Farming System India TBC
6. Second BIMSTEC Regional Workshop on “Public-Private Partnership to Develop Agriculture Value Chain” TBC TBC

 

CULTURAL COOPERATION
1. Second BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting on Culture and Cultural Festival 2018 Bangladesh 2019
2.    Second Meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert Group on Culture Bangladesh TBC

 

ENVIRONMENT AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT
1.     1-2 Week Training Course/Workshop on Disaster Management India TBC
2. Working Group on Disaster Management India 2019
3. Second Meeting of the Governing Board of the BIMSTEC Center for Weather & Climate and a one day workshop on “severe Weather/Climate Disaster warning for BIMSTEC Region” India TBC

 

 PUBLIC HEALTH
1.     Fourth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of National Centers of Coordination in Traditional Medicine Bangladesh TBC
2.     Second BIMSTEC Conference on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Genetic Resources Myanmar TBC
3. Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Task Force on Traditional Medicine Nepal December 2019

 

PEOPLE TO PEOPLE CONTACT
1. Fourth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Expert Group on Visa Sri Lanka TBC
2. Fifth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Network of Policy Think Tank India TBC

 

POVERTY ALLEVIATION
1. Fourth BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting on Poverty Alleviation TBC TBC
2. Second Meeting of BIMSTEC Expert Group on Poverty Alleviation India TBC
3. Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC Senior Official’s Meeting on Poverty Alleviation TBC TBC

 

 COUNTER TERORISM AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIME SECTOR (CTTC)
2.     Third Meeting of the BIMSTEC National Security Chiefs Thailand 21 March 2019
3. Ninth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Joint Working Group on Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (JWG-CTTC) TBC TBC
4. Sixth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Sub-Group on Prevention of Illicit Trafficking in Narcotic Drugs, Psychotropic Substances and Precursor Chemicals TBC TBC
5. Ninth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Sub-Group on Legal and Law Enforcement Issues Sri Lanka TBC
6. Eleventh Meeting of the BIMSTEC Sub-Group on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism Thailand 2019
7. First Meeting on the BIMSTEC Sub-Group on Human Trafficking and Illegal Migration Bangladesh TBC
8. Fifth Meeting of the BIMSTEC Sub-Group on Intelligence Sharing Sri Lanka TBC
9. First Meeting of the BIMSTEC Sub-Group on the Cooperation on Countering Radicalization & Terrorism  India TBC
10. Conference on Counter Radicalization among the Member States India TBC
11. Second Meeting of the BIMSTEC Track 1.5 Security Dialogue Forum Bangladesh TBC
12. Expert Group Meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation among the Member States India TBC
13. Workshop on Coastal Security India TBC
14. Working Group Meeting on Space Security Cooperation among the Member States India TBC
15. First Meeting of the Expert Group on Himalayan Science Council India TBC
16. Capacity building Course for the Personnel Dealing with National Security Matters India TBC
17. Second Dialogue of BIMSTEC Think Tanks on Regional Security TBC 2019
18. Conference on Cyber Security  TBC 2019
19. Training/Workshop on Narcotics Drugs Bangladesh 2019

 

CLIMATE CHANGE

1. BIMSTEC Experts’ Workshop on Climate Change Bangladesh TBC

 

Updated on 05 March 2019