5th BIMSTEC Summit 2022 held in Sri Lanka

The 5th BIMSTEC Summit was held on 30 March 2022 in Sri Lanka in a hybrid mode. 


The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is an international organisation of seven South Asian and Southeast Asian nations. The BIMSTEC member states – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand – are among the countries dependent on the Bay of Bengal.

Main topics of discussion

In this summit, discussions were held related to the following issues-

  • Challenges that were faced during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • BIMSTEC’s progress as a regional group
  • Uncertainties that are being currently faced within the international system

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