BIMSTEC Summit: PM Modi holds 'productive talks' with Thai counterpart
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held "productive talks" with his Thai counterpart Prayuth Chan-Ocha during which the two leaders reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral ties, including ways to strengthen cooperation between India and Thailand. They met in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, on the sidelines of the 4th Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit. Here's more.
Modi, Chan-Ochoa's discussions focused on strengthening India, Thailand ties
The Prime Minister of Thailand, Mr. Prayuth Chan-ocha and PM @narendramodi held productive talks in Kathmandu. Their discussions focussed on strengthening bilateral cooperation between India and Thailand. pic.twitter.com/WhbvO6cOaj— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 31, 2018
What is BIMSTEC?
Earlier this morning, Prime Minister Modi and other leaders from BIMSTEC met informally at the Leaders' Retreat in Kathmandu. The BIMSTEC is a regional grouping comprising India, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan, and Nepal. The grouping accounts for 22% of the global population and has a combined gross domestic product of $2.8 trillion. Modi yesterday held talks with Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina.