BIMSTEC Countries Decided to Fight Terrorism of All Forms- Important (Download PDF)


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The BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) countries have committed to fight terrorism in all forms. BIMSTEC seven member countries produced Leaders Retreat Outcome Document according to which terror acts will not be justified on any basis.

Key Highlights of Document

  • BIMSTEC countries condemned the recent terror attacks in the region.
  • States, which encourage, provide support, and harbor terrorists will be identified and held responsible.
  • Strong actions will be taken against terrorist states.
  • Requirement for urgent actions to stand against terror- prevent violent extremism and radicalization.
  • The commitment to be renewed before conclusion of BIMSTEC Free Trade Area negotiations.
  • Direct the Trade Negotiating Committee and Working Groups to speed up the finalization of its constituent Agreements.
  • Encouraging mutual assistance in Criminal Matters.
  • Early ratification of the BIMSTEC Convention on cooperation in fighting international terrorism, transnational organized crime, and illicit drug trafficking.
  • Emphasizing sustainable development and implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
  • Collaboration in sustainable development of fisheries in Bay of Bengal region for ensuring food security and enhancing livelihoods of people.


Location of BIMSTEC Countries

Location of BIMSTEC Countries

Location of BIMSTEC Countries

  • Bay of Bengal Initiative on Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is the sub-regional group of seven countries in South Asia and South East Asia:
  1. India
  2. Nepal
  3. Bangladesh
  4. Bhutan
  5. Sri Lanka (from South Asia)
  6. Myanmar
  7. Thailand (from South East Asia)
  • Established on 6th June 1997.
  • Headquartered at Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • BIMSTEC encourages “Technological and economic cooperation among South Asian and South East Asian countries along the coast of the Bay of Bengal.”
  • The countries cooperate in commerce, technology, investment, agriculture, tourism, human resource development, fisheries, transport and communication, textiles, leather and more.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2017

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