Bangladesh is committed to enhancing cooperation in all 14 areas of cooperation with Bimstec member states
Bangladesh attaches great importance to regional cooperation through Bimstec, Charge d’ Affaires of Bangladesh Embassy in Bangkok Shahnaz Gazi has said.
She mentioned that hosting of the Bimstec Secretariat in Dhaka is a manifestation of the full commitment of Bangladesh to the forum.
Shahnaz Gazi said that Bangladesh was strongly committed to enhancing cooperation in all 14 areas of cooperation with Bimstec member states.
Bangladesh was also working with other members to pursue a cooperative regional security agenda, especially in combating terrorism, radicalisation, trafficking and various transnational crimes, she also said.
The Charge d’ Affaires was addressing at an event titled “The Bay of Bengal: An Aspiration for Sustainability” in MBK Centre, Bangkok on Friday morning, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Saturday.
The South Asian Studies Center, Institute of Asian Studies and Bimstec Network of Policy Think Tanks of the Chulalongkorn University organized the two-day event.
Gazi recalled Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, under whose leadership Bangladesh was born as an independent state in 1971, and who also gave due emphasis on regional cooperation and collective effort in attaining economic and social progress in South Asia and beyond.
Since then regional cooperation has been an integral component of the Bangladesh's foreign policy.
An exhibition on the history, heritage and regional cooperation of Bimstec member states was also organised at the MBK.
Bangladesh Embassy put up stall, which sold food items, as well as exhibited traditional handicrafts of the country.
Flyers and information on Bangladesh were displayed and distributed for upholding Bangladesh’s culture and promote tourism.