South, Southeast nations to enhance cooperation for maritime transport

A group of seven South Asian and Southeast Asian nations – collectively known as Bimstec – has reached an agreement on maritime transport cooperation to boost maritime connectivity within the region.

The group’s Senior Officials’ Meeting endorsed the Agreement on Maritime Transport Cooperation at a virtual meeting on Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release published on its website on Thursday.

As chair of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec), Thailand hosted the 23rd Senior Officials’ Meeting online.

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The Nation Reporter