President to chair next BIMSTEC in Lanka | Daily News

President to chair next BIMSTEC in Lanka

Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Media Spokesman and Ports and Shipping Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe said yesterday that the next Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit will be held in Sri Lanka.

He added that President Maithripala Sirisena, at present attending the BIMSTEC in Nepal, will officially receive the Chairmanship by the current chair at the conclusion of the summit.

The leaders of seven countries; Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand Bhutan and Nepal, will witness the signing of the ‘MoU for the BIMSTEC Grid Inter-Connection’ at the summit.

This will help accelerate economic growth, technical boost and social progress in the sub-region.

Minister Samarasinghe said Sri Lanka is leading the technical segments under this programme.


 

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