Foreign Ministers of BIMSTEC countries are holding a meeting on December 19th in Dhaka and Bangladesh
Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan formally assumes BIMSTEC chair.
The experts of member-countries-Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand - will meet for final round of negotiations on December 21-27 in Kathmandu. If the experts cannot reach consensus at the upcoming meeting, they will meet in January again.
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