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Bay of Bengal Initiative for MultiSectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC)


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BIMSTEC is an international organisation involving a South Asia and South East Asian countries including Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri-Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar.

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CIRDAP call for holistic approach to ensure development of rural poor
The Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) member countries on Thursday echoed their voice for a holistic approach to ensure sustainable livelihood for rural poor through decentralized governance. ANI

India raised insurgency issue with Myanmar: Krishna
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna revealed on Friday that India raised the issue of insurgents groups operating from Myanmarese soil with the Government of Myanmar on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC meet. ANI

Regional BIMSTEC grouping adopts a convention to combat terrorism
The seven-nation Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) grouping adopted a convention to combat terrorism and insurgency at its ministerial meeting in Myanmar on Friday. ANI

12th Ministerial meet of BIMSTEC begins in Myanmar
The inaugural session of the 12th ministerial meet of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) nations has begun in Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city of Myanmar. ANI

S.M.Krishna arrives in Myanmar for 12th ministerial meet of BIMSTEC
External Affairs Minister S M Krishna arrived in the capital of Myanmar on Thursday evening to attend the 12th ministerial meeting of the seven-nation Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral, Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) that will focus on jointly combating terror and promoting free trade. ANI

Bhutan, India work to strengthen economic ties
Bhutan Prime Minister Jigme Yoser Thinley called on Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee here on Wednesday over bilateral economic relationship. ANI

Bhutan PM, Manmohan Singh to hold bilateral talks
Bhutan Prime Minister Jigme Yoser Thinley will hold bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh at Hyderabad House here today. ANI

Bhutan Prime Minister to arrive in India today
Bhutan Prime Minister Jigmi Y Thinley will arrive here today on a four-day visit to strengthen ties between the two countries. ANI

Bhutan PM to visit India for four days
Bhutans Prime Minister, Lyonchen Jigmi Y. Thinley, will pay a four-day working visit to New Delhi from June 30 to July 3, 2009. ANI

Prachanda returns home, says India visit was fruitful
Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda returned home on Friday after wrapping up his three-day visit to India. ANI

BIMSTEC summit concludes; Prachanda calls for intl investment in Nepals hydro-power sector
The second summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Scientific, Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) concluded here on Thursday with the member states recognising a range of areas of mutual cooperation including economic development, climate change and combating international terrorism, transnational crime. ANI

Manmohan Singh to ask G-20 to protect developing economies
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said on Thursday that G-20 would be urged to protect the developing economies from the effects of global recession. ANI

No ceasefire with LTTE, Rajapakse says he will take care of Tamils (Lead: LTTE)
Visiting Sri Lankan President Mahindra Rajapakse today said that there was no question of ordering a cease-fire against the rebel Liberation Tigers for Tamil Ealam (LTTE), and added that his government would take all necessary steps to protect Tamils in Sri Lanka. ANI

No ceasfire with LTTE, Rajapakse says he will take care of tamils
Visiting Sri Lankan President Mahindra Rajapakse today said that there was no question of ordering a cease-fire against the rebel Liberation Tigers for Tamil Ealam (LTTE), and added that his government would take all necessary steps to protect Tamils in Sri Lanka. ANI

Manmohan seeks early conclusion of BIMSTEC free trade area agreement
To give a boost to trade and investment in the BIMSTEC region, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has called for the early conclusion of free trade area agreement in the region. ANI

Asian rights body urges BIMSTEC to reject Myanmar as chair
The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today condemned the decision of the 11th summit of the Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) to appoint Myanmar as the Chairman of the 12th Ministerial Summit and BIMSTEC from 2009. ANI

BMISTEC leaders arrive in New Delhi ahead of summit
Leader of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) countries arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday ahead of their second summit beginning on Thursday. ANI

BIMSTEC expected to perform better given the global crisis
With the global economic crisis culminating from the west and in the backdrop of Indias look east policy, BIMSTEC is excepted to perform better, claimed Yogendra Kumar, Additional Secretary (MER) Ministry of External Affairs. ANI

BIMSTEC Foreign Ministers preparing greater trade, connectivity agenda ahead of summit
Foreign Ministers of the seven member countries of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) are currently meeting in the Indian capital to prepare the agenda for the one-day summit meeting of the grouping to be held here on Thursday. ANI

Prachanda to attend BIMSTEC conference in Delhi
Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda will visit New Delhi on Wednesday to attend the second summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). ANI

Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan: Mukherjee
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said Kashmir would remain a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan that would be sorted out through dialogue. ANI

India-Myanmar trade and investment talks
Union Minister of State for Commerce and Power Jairam Ramesh is heading an official delegation for trade and investment talks with the Government of Myanmar in Mandalay at Myanmar today. ANI

India-Myanmar trade and investment talks
Union Minister of State for Commerce and Power Jairam Ramesh is heading an official delegation for trade and investment talks with the Government of Myanmar in Mandalay at Myanmar on October 14. ANI

Nepals FM urges BIMSTEC to enhance intra-regional trade
Nepals Foreign Minister Upendra Yadav has urged the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) members to remove tariff barriers and shorten its negative list in order to enhance intra-regional trade. ANI

BIMSTEC officials meet PM
Officials from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand called on Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here last evening. ANI

India working with NSG countries for clean waiver: Pranab Mukherjee
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said that New Delhi is working with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) countries to secure a clean waiver on the India-US civilian nuclear deal. ANI

Foreign Ministers of BIMSTEC countries to meet today
A meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) will be held here today ANI

Nepal Foreign Minister in India for BIMSTEC moot
Nepal Minister for Foreign Affairs Upendra Yadav arrived here today to attend a meeting of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). ANI

Pranab Mukherjee calls for revamping of IMF, World Bank
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that there was a need to revamp global governance system especially global institutions like International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. ANI

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