BIMESTEC Secretary General Islam meets PM Oli

KATHMANDU: Secretary General of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), Shahidul Islam, paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, at the latter's official residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, on Thursday.

On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli stressed the need to make regional-level organisations the medium of development and prosperity in the region.

He said that it would be suitable to move ahead by making short-term, mid-term and long-term plans for operation of BIMESTEC, according to the PM's Personal Secretariat.

Expressing commitment to organise BIMESTEC conference in Nepal within few years, the Prime Minister said that fruitful programmes should be introduced through the conference for the people of this region.

Likewise, both the leaders committed to move swiftly for socio-economic development in the region.