PM Modi on BIMSTEC Meet:

Narendra ModiVerified account @narendramodi

Wonderful discussions and exchange of ideas on strengthening BIMSTEC during the retreat of leaders in Kathmandu this morning.

Mr. Prayut Chan-o-cha and I had a great meeting. Our talks focussed on boosting cooperation between India and Thailand for the mutual benefit of our citizens.

BIMSTEC Summit will conclude in Kathmandu today. The leaders of seven member states Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand will adopt the Kathmandu Declaration.

Sharing energy cooperation is first step to consolidate relation which gives the each nation to grow with the pace and help to achieve energy at optimum economy.

A MoU on establishment of BIMSTEC Grid Interconnection will also be signed. Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has said that outcome of the summit is expected to set the BIMSTEC on a firm institutional foundation with a very focused and reoriented directions for the future.

On the sidelines of the summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have bilateral meetings with the leaders of Thailand, Myanmar and Bhutan. In the evening, Mr Modi will have talks with his Nepalese counterpart KP Sharma Oli.

AIR correspondent reports that both the leaders will also jointly inaugurate the Nepal-Bharat Maitri Pashupati Dharamshala in the famous Pashupatinath temple premises.

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