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BIMSTECBay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral, Technical and Economic Cooperation (formerly Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand Economic Cooperation; Thailand)
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12 In an implicit reference to Pakistan, he also said that 'as one country' is not, and since the other seven-nation regional grouping BIMSTEC has members that are 'broadly aligned' and 'articulate similar aspirations', and are connected to the other members of the South Asian regional bloc on the key issue of terrorism, it was unlikely that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) could be revived.
The Third Ministerial Meeting of BIMSTEC on Poverty Alleviation held from December 20 to 21 in Colombo.
Pakistan joins all the members of BRICS and BIMSTEC in condemning terrorism and reaffirms its full commitment to fight the menace of terrorism without discrimination, including against the Indian state-sponsored terrorism on Pakistani soil,' the Advisor said.
18) The four countries are part of various regional groupings such as SAARC (Bangladesh and India), BIMSTEC (Bangladesh, Myanmar and India) and APTA (Bangladesh, India and China), none of which have been able to achieve the desired economic integration.
25 BIMSTEC is an international organization involving a group of countries in South Asia and South East Asia.
The meeting of BIMSTEC, the regional sub-grouping is held every two years.
Bangladesh, like India, is a member of the IORARC, BIMSTEC and APTA.
Bangladesh contributes regularly in the regional fora like the SAARC and BIMSTEC to ensure sustainable and inclusive development of the region and overall welfare of the people, she said.
In addition to being a member of the ASEAN FTA, Thailand has concluded FTAs with Australia and New Zealand (22) and has framework agreements with India, (23) Peru, (24) Bahrain, (25) and BIMSTEC.
The agreement was signed at the end of the annual ministerial meeting of BIMSTEC -- an economic grouping comprising Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan -- on the Thai resort island of Phuket.
The Boudha Vihar Sangha, Lalitpur chair Pushpa Ratna Shakya noted that both countries share common views in international forums, including SAARC and BIMSTEC.