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Indian Foreign Minister Says SAARC has Problems, BIMSTEC to be Focus Area

S. Jaishankar

S. Jaishankar confirms shift in focus from SAARC to BIMSTEC Newly sworn-in External Affairs Minister, S. Jaishankar announced a shift in focus from SAARC to BIMSTEC vis-a-vis neighbourhood cooperation on Thursday External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar affirmed that neighbourhood cooperation on connectivity would shift focus from SAARC to BIMSTEC. Indian foreign policy will be used to facilitate new markets, said the newly appointed Foreign

Nepal to Host Bimstec in August

After much stalling of the SAARC process, and India’s push and promotion of it, Nepal has decided to host the Bimstec (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Summit in August on 30th and 31st. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nepal announced on Monday that the summit will be held in Kathmandu. Bimstec includes country members Bangladesh, Bhutan, India,

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