Secretary General expresses hope for strengthening collaboration between the International Rice Research Institute and BIMSTEC


At Thimphu, Bhutan

Participating in the “Seeds Without Borders: Regional cooperation for seed sharing” Workshop being held in Thimphu, Bhutan, on 22-23 November 2022, the Secretary General of BIMSTEC Tenzin Lekphell observed that six out of the seven BIMSTEC Member States – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka – are signatories to the Seeds Without Borders Agreement, and stated that he looks forward
to BIMSTEC strengthening collaboration with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in agriculture development and seed promotion in particular.


Secretary General’s remarks