Foreign Ministers of the BIMSTEC countries - India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand will meet in New Delhi on Tuesday to finalize the agenda of the second regional summit to be held in the Indian capital in February next year.
Bangladesh Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan arrived in New Delhi to take part in the meeting.
The one-day meeting will also review the progress made by seven countries of the regional forum in various priority sectors since the previous BIMSTEC - the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sector Technical and Economic Cooperation countries ministerial meeting took place in Dhaka in December last year.
BIMSTEC is a regional grouping that serves as a bridge between South Asia and Central Asia.
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