News Digest – International Relations & Foreign Affairs (April 01 – 07, 2021)


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The virtual Ministerial meeting of BIMSTEC was held on April 1 and included all seven member states. Member states discussed the agenda of the meeting, which was to incorporate finalizing the BIMSTEC Charter and fixing the date of the fifth summit. According to report, the meeting also addressed other matters such as norm setting and institutional building, streamlining of the sectors and sub-sectors of cooperation under BIMSTEC, finalizing of the legal instruments and documents including the BIMSTEC Charter, BIMSTEC Master Plan for Connectivity, and revising of budget of the BIMSTEC Secretariat for Fiscal Year 2020 and estimated budget for Fiscal Year 2021.

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