President meets BIMSTEC leaders

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Aug 31, 2018-

President Bidya Devi Bhandari held a meeting with leaders of six BIMSTEC member countries on Thursday.

President’s Advisor Sushil Pyakurel and Secretary at the Office of the President Binod KC, among other officials, welcomed the foreign dignitaries, who are in Kathmandu to attend the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, to Sheetal Niwas.

President Bhandari organised a luncheon in honour of the visitors prior to commencement of the summit. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and other top officials were at the President’s Office for the programme.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Thailand PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina Wazed, Myanmar President Win Myint, Chief Advisor to the Interim Government of Bhutan Gyalpo Tshering Wangchuk and Sri Lankan President Maitripala Sirisena attended the luncheon.

After attending the summit at Hotel Soaltee, the delegates attended a dinner reception hosted by PM Oli at the Hyatt Regency.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina held a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit on Thursday.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the two leaders discussed various aspects of Nepal-Bangladesh relations.

Published: 31-08-2018 07:43

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