BIMSTEC has returned "home”

BIMSTEC was established on 6 June 1997 with the signing of the Bangkok Declaration. At the 5th BIMSTEC Summit on 30 March 2022, Sri Lanka handed over the chairmanship of BIMSTEC to Thailand; therefore, BIMSTEC has returned “home” where it began. Thailand is the chair of BIMSTEC during 2022-2023.

As Chair of BIMSTEC

Thailand will closely work with all Member States towards realizing the vision for Prosperous, Resilient, Open BIMSTEC or “PRO BIMSTEC”, which the Prime Minister of Thailand presented at the Summit, while incorporating the Bio-Circular- Green Economy Model (BCG) as a guiding concept in each sector of cooperation.