At Bangkok, Thailand
A Special Session of the BIMSTEC Network of Policy Think Tanks (BNPTT) was convened by Thailand’s BNPTT Member in the Network, the Indian Studies Center of the Chulalongkorn University on 08-09 May 2023. The two-day Special Session which was convened virtually was chaired by Assistant Professor Dr. Surat Horachaikul, Director of the Indian Studies Center of the Chulalongkorn University.
Representatives of Think Tanks from all the BIMSTEC Member States that are a part of the BNPTT as well as officials from the BIMSTEC National Focal Points representing the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Member States participated in the Special Session. The Think Tanks represented were: The Centre for Policy Dialogue – Bangladesh; Royal Institute for Governance and Strategic Studies – Bhutan; Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries (RIS) – India; Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies; Centre for Economic Development and Administration – Nepal; Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies – Sri Lanka; Indian Studies Center, Chulalongkorn University – Thailand.
Having held discussions on a range of topics of current relevance for the BIMSTEC region, the BNPTT will submit its Report containing recommendations to the BIMSTEC Permanent Working Committee, for its consideration.