• BIMSTEC stands for Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation
  • It is an international organisation involving a group of countries in South Asia and South East Asia.
  • 7 members :
    • Bangladesh
    • India
    • Myanmar
    • Sri Lanka
    • Thailand
    • Bhutan
    • Nepal
  • Established in 1997 in Bangkok
  • Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Thailand were founding members
  • HQ : Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • The main objective of BIMSTEC is technological and economic cooperation among south Asian and south east Asian countries along the coast of the bay of Bengal . Commerce, investment, technology, tourism, human resource development, agriculture, fisheries, transport and communication, textiles, leather etc. have been included in it
  • BIMSTEC uses the alphabetical order for the Chairmanship
  • Bhutan has never been chairman (Skipped itself)
  • Current chairmanship : Sri Lanka
  • Map (Taken from Wikipedia. Not up to scale. For educational purpose only):

Latest Summit:
  • Fourth Summit was held in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2018
  • Virtual Summit hosted by Sri Lanka in 2022.


Latest Summit:
  • Third Summit was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar in March 2014.
  • Fourth Summit will be held in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2018

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