Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the prime minister of Nepal, has emphasized the value of regional collaboration in achieving the ambitions of the roughly 1.6 billion people living in the BIMSTEC area.
He also stressed “the need to overcome the negative effects of pandemics like Covid-19, financial hardships, supply chain disruptions, and climate risks to transform the regional potentials into reality” in a statement commemorating the 26th anniversary of the Bay of Bengal Initiatives for Multi-Sectoral and Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).
According to a statement released by the Foreign Ministry, “The Prime Minister has also expressed his desire to work with all member-states for cultivating fruitful connections among the peoples of the region.”
Nepal has taken the lead in the BIMSTEC cooperation’s people-to-people interaction sector as an active member of the organization, it was stated.
Foreign Minister NP Saud also “highlighted the potentials of BIMSTEC with abundant natural resources; rich cultural heritage; huge markets and rich destinations for tourism as well as trade and investment opportunities for economic growth and development” in a separate statement.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the foreign minister urged for the “transformation of potentials of the region into reality and produce results for achieving regional peace and prosperity.”