Outreach meeting with Bimstec leaders significant: Modi

Dhaka,  Mon,  25 September 2017
Published : 15 Oct 2016, 10:21:42

Outreach meeting with Bimstec leaders significant: Modi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the first-ever Bimstec outreach meeting with its leaders will be a significant event and hoped that it will yield dividends for all. 

“The outreach with Bimstec leaders is significant. We hope to tap the huge potential for cooperation and the dividends this will bring,” he tweeted. 

Modi, in separate tweets, said India is facilitating an outreach Summit with Bimstec leaders of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina leaves Dhaka for Goa, India on Sunday on a two-day official visit to attend the Bimstec Outreach Summit.

During the visit, she will also have meetings with some world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Prime Minister along with her entourage will leave for India by a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at 8 am and reach Goa Naval Airport around 10:30 am.

Indian Minister of Science and Technology Alina Saldanha, Secretary (Cooperation) Padma Jaiswal, High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India Syed Moazzem Ali and Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Mumbai Samina Naz will receive her at Goa. 

She will be given static guard and pass through a cultural programme.

Modi also said he looks forward to deliberations with leaders of China and South Africa, which will strengthen India’s ties with these key partners.

“As BRICS chair this year, India embraces a stronger emphasis on enhancing economic and people-to-people ties. This will benefit us greatly,” he said in another tweet.

India will host world leaders for the 8th BRICS and Bimstec Outreach Summit respectively on Saturday and Sunday.

“I look forward to useful conversations with leaders from China, South Africa, Brazil and Russia on key global and regional challenges,” Modi said, according to a news agency.


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