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BIMSTEC Foreign Ministers discuss cooperation in energy and climate change

The Nepal Weekly
July 18, 2023

The Foreign Ministers of BIMSTEC member nations have discussed ways to consolidating cooperation among the countries within the sub- regional grouping.

During the BIMSTEC foreign ministers’ meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday, discussions were held on matters relating to energy cooperation, expansion of power transmission lines, climate change, health and food security and technology, among others, according to the secretariat of Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Prakash Saud, who is attending the meeting.

“In Bangkok, the Foreign Ministers of BIMSTEC member states have held fruitful discussions on strengthening mutual cooperation. The major areas of our discussion included energy, expansion of transmission line, climate change, health and food security and technology,” Minister Saud is quoted a saying by his secretariat.

Minister Saud had left Kathmandu for Bangkok on Sunday to attend the BIMSTEC Foreign Ministers’ Retreat. Nepal, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar are members of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). Foreign Minister Saud and his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar are scheduled to hold a ‘sideline’ meeting in Bangkok on Monday, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Nepal is the leading country to promote people-to-people contacts in the BIMSTEC region. Foreign Minister Saud will return to Kathmandu on 18 July 2023 wrapping up the three day visit.