Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Combating terrorism prominent at BIMSTEC

November 11, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Combating of terrorism, transnational organized crime and illicit drug trafficking will feature prominently at the second Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) to be held at New Delhi on November 13.

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will attend the Summit together with leaders from other BIMSTEC states – Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

The second BIMSTEC Summit, which comes after four years since the first Summit was held in Bangkok is scheduled to finalize several agreements for the BIMSTEC region on energy, culture, weather and climate especially counter terrorism and transnational crime. Full Text