BIMSTEC Sec Gen Pays Courtesy Call to Sri Lanka Foreign Minister
11 December 2021
On his first official visit to Sri Lanka on 9 December 2021, Mr. Tenzin Lekphell, Secretary General of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), paid a courtesy call on Mr. Gamini Lakshman Peiris, Foreign Minister of the Government of Sri Lanka.
Mr. Peiris assured Mr. Lekphell of Sri Lanka's commitment to furthering BIMSTEC goals. Sri Lanka has been the chair of BIMSTEC since 2018, during which time the BIMSTEC Charter was finalized and the areas of cooperation among member states were defined.
Sri Lanka is scheduled to host the 56th BIMSTEC Summit in 2022, during which the leadership will be turned over to Thailand.