First BIMSTEC dignitary, Myanamar Prez Win Myint, arrives

KATHMANDU: President of Myanmar Win Myint has arrived in Kathmandu for the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).

President Myint is the first top dignitary to land in the Himalayan capital. He was received by Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokharel at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Bhutan's Chief Justice and Chief Advisor to the Interim Government Tshering Wangchuk will arrive on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed and Thailand Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will reach the capital on Thursday morning.

The summit will be held on August 30 and 31.