Pre-BIMSTEC Summit Consultative Meeting

Start Date: August 2, 2018

End Date: August 2, 2018

Location: Hotel Annapurna, Durbarmarg, Kathmandu

Time    : 2:30 hrs (5pm to 7:30 pm)

Program Details

Institute for Strategic and Socio-Economic Research (ISSR) Nepal, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) India together with Pavilion Group organized a day and a half Pre-BIMSTEC Summit Consultative Meeting on 3- 4 August 2018 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Meeting was attended by the dignitaries from BIMSTEC Member States, Diplomats from Embassies, representatives of various international organizations, Government Officials, Business leaders, and Think Tanks from BIMSTEC Member states. High-level policymakers, research scholars, experts, private sectors and representatives of media from the host country also took part this event.

The main objective of the Meeting was to provide technical backstopping through Pre-Summit deliberations to the host country, Nepal in particular and BIMSTEC member-countries in general.

Day 1:  Thursday, August 2, 2018
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Registration / Tea Coffee
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Inauguration
Dignitaries call upon Dias
Chair: Prof. Dr. Govind Nepal, Acting Chairman, ISSR Nepal
Chief Guest:  Hon. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nepal
Welcome: Prof. Dr. Sachin Chaturvedi, Director General, RIS, India
Inauguration: Chief Guest Hon. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nepal 
Special remarks: 10 minutes each 
H.E. Ms. Mashfee Binte Shams, Ambassador of Bangladesh
H.E. Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri, Ambassador of India
H.E. Ms. W. Swarnalatha Perera, Ambassador of Sri Lanka
H.E. Mr. U. Tun Nay Lin, Ambassador of Myanmar
H.E. Prof. Dr. Bishwambher Pyakuryal, Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives
Inaugural Speech: Chief Guest Hon. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Nepal
Vote of Thanks: Naresh Shrestha, Chairman, Pavilion Group
Closing remarks:  Prof. Dr. Govind Nepal, Acting Chairman, ISSR
7:30 PM Onwards Refreshment and Dinner
Day 2: Friday, August 3, 2017
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Registration /Tea Coffee
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Chair and moderation of Panel discussion: H.E. Mr. Gyan Chandra Acharya, Former Under-Secretary General, United Nations Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS)
1.      Hon. Dr. Ram Kumar Phuyal, Member, National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal
2.      Dr. Surat Horichailkul, Director, Indian Studies Centre of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
3.      Dr. Lailfar Yasmin, Professor, Department of International Relations, Dhaka University, Bangladesh
4.      Mr. Lahpai Zau Goone, Member of MISISM, Myanmar
5.      Dr. Priyadarshi Dash, Assistant Professor, RIS, India
6.      Mr. Kinley Dorji, Former Secretary General, The Colombo Plan, Bhutan
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Coffee break
11:45 AM – 12:30 AM Floor Discussion
12:30 PM – 12:50 PM Remarks and Sum-up by the chair
12:50 PM – 1:00 PM Vote of thanks and Closing: Prof.  Dr. Govind Nepal, Acting Chairman, ISSR
1:00 PM Onwards Lunch

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