The Heads of State gathering of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit will get underway in Colombo today under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The President will chair the 5th BIMSTEC Summit with the virtual participation of leaders of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Thailand.
Myanmar will be represented by the Foreign Minister of Myanmar at the Summit. During the Summit and preceding meetings, the delegates will discuss the progress of the BIMSTEC as a regional group.
The Summit is also expected to adopt the BIMSTEC charter and sign several legal agreements.
The Senior Officials and the Foreign Ministers of the BIMSTEC nations engaged in their respective meetings during the past two days.