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'hasina, modi to satisfy on sidelines of bimstec summit'

The Daily Dawn

 

prime minister sheikh hasina is ready to fulfill her indian counterpart narendra modi on the sidelines of the 4th summit of the bay of bengal initiative for multi-sectoral technical and economic cooperation (bimstec).

kingdom minister for foreign affairs m shahriar alam made the disclosure at a press convention on wednesday, mentioned the unb.  

he said: "prime minister sheikh hasina is scheduled to depart here for kathmandu on thursday morning to attend the two-day bimstec summit with the subject of ‘toward a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable bay of bengal area’.

shahriar stated the heads of state or authorities of the bimstec member countries gets a hazard for containing bilateral talks at the sidelines of the summit. “it’s expected that our prime minister will keep a meeting with indian top minister narendra modi amongst different nearby leaders.”

shahriar said nepalese high minister kp sharma oli will formally inaugurate the summit on thursday. “high minister sheikh hasina is scheduled to cope with it simply after the welcome cope with by way of the nepalese high minister.”

he said two crucial files on enhancing cooperation and improvement of the bimstec vicinity are in all likelihood to be signed at the retreat consultation of the summit to be joined via top leaders of the seven member nations of the local forum on friday.

the rohingya issue is also expected to return up for discussions on the retreat consultation, the nation minister stated. “if any usa increases the issue bangladesh might be happy to facilitate that.” 

he, however, stated there may be no opportunity for talks on the rohingya trouble at the main summit as political troubles are not mandated to discuss there.

except, the state minister said the bimstec leaders will exchange perspectives on the different issues of nearby cooperation and give diverse directions to bolster it further.

shahriar additionally stated the leaders of bangladesh, india, myanmar, sri lanka, thailand, bhutan and nepal can even determine the development in mutual cooperation regarding the expansion of exchange and investment, formation of a free trade zone, improving nearby connectivity, alleviating poverty, checking climate change effect, increasing cooperation in electricity quarter, and the improvement of culture.

he said two mous and convection--one is on the status quo of bimstec grid interconnection’ and the alternative is on bimstec convention on mutual legal and assistance in crook subjects-- are predicted to be signed on the summit.

a joint statement will be issued at the end of the summit whilst sri lanka will take the rate of the following chair of bimstec from nepal.

the prime minister is expected to return domestic on friday.

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