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BIMSTEC Establishes Permanent Secretariat

Leaders at the third BIMSTEC summit in Burma, also known as Myanmar, have established a permanent secretariat in Bangladesh to oversee the regional grouping of nations on a full-time basis. At a news conference after the meeting in the capital of Naypyitaw Tuesday, Burmese President Thein Sein said the new position in Dhaka will allow the seven-nation grouping to better coordinate and function more effectively.He added that groups like BIMSTEC are critical to addressing problems in the...

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