President U Win Myint attends BIMSTEC Summit, closing of 4th BIMSTEC Summit

President U Win Myint attending the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal yesterday. Photo: MNA
President U Win Myint attending the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit meeting in Kathmandu, Nepal yesterday. Photo: MNA

President U Win Myint attended the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit meeting and the closing ceremony of 4th BIMSTEC Summit meeting yesterday.
President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho arrived at the BIMSTEC Summit venue Soaltee Crown Plaza Hotel swimming pool at local standard time 9:30 a.m. and were welcomed by the Nepalese Prime Minister Mr. Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli and wife.
Next, President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho posed for commemorative photos with heads of states and heads of governments of BIMSTEC member countries who were attending the summit.

Afterwards, President U Win Myint attended the BIMSTEC Summit meeting. BIMSTEC Summit meeting was attended by heads of states and heads of governments of BIMSTEC member countries.
Later, President U Win Myint attended the closing ceremony of 4th BIMSTEC Summit meeting held in the Soaltee Crown Plaza Hotel.
At the event heads of states and heads of governments of BIMSTEC member countries discussed and approved the 15th and 16th BIMSTEC ministerial level meeting reports.
Following this, BIMSTEC secretary Mr. Shahidul Silam read and submitted the BIMSTEC cooperative work report of member countries.
President U Win Myint and heads of states and heads of governments of BIMSTEC member countries then attended and observed the foreign ministers of BIMTEC member countries signing the Memorandum of Understanding for Establishment of the BIMSTEC Grid Interconnection.
After the signing of the MoU, heads of states and heads of governments of BIMSTEC member countries approved and announced the 4th BIMSTEC Summit meeting declaration.

Nepali Prime Minister Mr. Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli then handed over the duty of BIMSTEC chair to Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mr. Maithripala Sirisena after which the Nepalese Prime Minister delivered a concluding speech. After this, President U Win Myint posed for commemorative photos with heads of states, heads of governments, foreign ministers of BIMSTEC member countries and officials.
After the event, President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho and party left Soaltee Crown Plaza Hotel by motorcade and arrived at the Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and departed for Myanmar. They were seen off by Nepalese Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Ishwor Pokhrel, Myanmar Ambassador to Nepal Thiri Pyanchi U Tun Nay Lin and Chief of Protocol Mr. Deepak Adhikari of the Nepalese Foreign Ministry and officials.
President U Win Myint, First Lady Daw Cho Cho and party arrived back in Nay Pyi Taw at 7:30 p.m. and were welcomed at the Nay Pyi Taw International Airport by Vice Presidents U Myint Swe and U Henry Van Thio, Tatmadaw Deputy Commander-in-chief Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Union Minister for Transport and Communication U Thant Sin Maung, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr. Myo Aung, Nay Pyi Taw Command commander Maj-Gen Myint Maw, Deputy Minister U Min Thu, and charge d’affaires of the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal Mr. Raju K.C and officials. — Myanmar News
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