The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation(BIMSTEC) is an international organisation of seven nations of South Asia and South East Asia, housing 1.5 billion people and having a combined gross domestic product of $2.5 trillion (2014).
Established: 6 June 1997 through the Bangkok Declaration.
Headquarters: Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Objectives: Technological and economical cooperation among south Asian and south East Asian countries along the coast of the Bay of Bengal.
The BIMSTEC member states:-
Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan,and Nepal,are among the countries dependent on the Bay of Bengal.
BIMSTEC Member States
|Leader Position||Head of government||Head of state|
Sheikh Hasina ,
Abdul Hamid , President of Bangladesh
Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Tshering Tobgay ,
Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck , King of Bhutan
Prime Minister of Bhutan
Narendra Modi ,
Ram Nath Kovind , President of India
Prime Minister of India
Htin Kyaw , President of Myanmar
KP Oli ,
Bidhya Devi Bhandari , President of Nepal
Prime Minister of Nepal
Ranil Wickremesinghe ,
Maithripala Sirisena , President of Sri Lanka
Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Prayut Chan-o-cha , Prime Minister of Thailand
King Vajiralongkorn (Rama X),
King of Thailand
|No.||Date||Host country||Host city|
July 31, 2004
November 13, 2008
March 4, 2014
Nay Pyi Daw
February 2, 2017
|1. What is BIMSTEC?|
|2. What is the significance of BIMSTEC Summits?|
|3. What are the key outcomes of BIMSTEC Summits?|
|4. How often are BIMSTEC Summits held?|
|5. What are the upcoming BIMSTEC Summits?|