Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs receives BIMSTEC Secretary General’s introductory call

On 29 February 2024, H.E. Mr. Parnpree Bahiddha-nukara, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, welcomed H.E. Mr. Indra Mani Pandey, Secretary General of BIMSTEC, on the occasion of the latter’s introductory call during the visit to Thailand on 27 February – 1 March 2024.

Both sides discussed ways to enhance BIMSTEC’s roles and visibiltiy. These included accelerating ongoing BIMSTEC workplans, particularly finalizing the BIMSTEC FTA, and exploring new areas of cooperation, such as green and digital economy.

On this occasion, DPM/FM reiterated Thailand’s commitment, as Chair of BIMSTEC, to work closely with the BIMSTEC Secretariat. He also reaffirmed Thailand’ readiness to host the 6th BIMSTEC Summit in 2024 in Bangkok to culminate the work of Thailand’s chairmanship of BIMSTEC during the past two years.