17th Bimstec senior officials’ meeting today

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Feb 5, 2017-

The 17th session of the Bimstec Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) and its preceding meetings (Seventh Meeting of the Bimstec Joint Working Group on the Establishment of Bimstec Permanent Secretariat (Bimstec-JWG) and Second Preparatory Meeting to the Seventeenth Session of the Bimstec Senior Officials Meeting (Bimstec-PrepSOM) are set to start in Kathmandu on Sunday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said on Saturday.

The Bimstec-JWG will meet on Sunday to discuss administrative and financial issues of the Bimstec Secretariat and its report will be submitted to the Bimstec-PrepSOM to be held on Monday, according to a statement issued by MoFA.

The Bimstec-PrepSOM is expected to deliberate on reports of various meetings held under Bimstec in the 2015 and 2016, and will report to the Bimstec-SOM. 

Both Meetings will be chaired by Mani Prasad Bhattarai, chief of Regional Organisations Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Bimstec-SOM will meet on Tuesday to review the implementation of various decisions made under Bimstec mechanisms and will recommend future courses of action in order to strengthen regional cooperation under Bimstec, said MoFA adding, Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi, who is the head of the Nepali delegation, will chair the 17th Session of the Bimstec-SOM.

The Nepali delegation includes officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of the Ministers and the Ministry of Finance.

Published: 05-02-2017 08:20

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