Press Release on the Fifth BIMSTEC Summit and Its preceding Meetings



Press Release


Prime Minister Right Honourable Mr. Sher Bahadur Deuba will address virtually the Fifth Summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) to be held on 30 March 2022.

The Nepali delegation led by the Prime Minister will include Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Dr. Narayan Khadka, Principal Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister Mr. Bhan Bahadur Deuba, Chief Secretary Mr. Shanker Das Bairagi, Foreign Secretary Mr. Bharat Raj Paudyal and Senior Officials from Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Dr. Narayan Khadka will participate in-person in the Eighteenth BIMSTEC Ministerial Meeting to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on 29 March. On the sidelines, he will also hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts from BIMSTEC Member States.

He will leave for Colombo on 28 March and will return to Kathmandu on 31 March 2022.

Similarly, the Nepali delegation led by Mr. Ghanshyam Bhandari, Joint Secretary and Head of Regional Organization Division at the Ministry, will participate in the Twenty-Second BIMSTEC Senior Officials’ Meeting physically on 28 March.

The Fifth BIMSTEC Summit and its preceding meetings are being held in and from Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 28 – 30 March 2022 in a hybrid mode. The theme of the Summit this year is ‘BIMSTEC – Towards a Resilient Region, Prosperous Economies, Healthy Peoples’.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Singh Durbar, Kathmandu
25 March 2022