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Modi calls for better regional connectivity at BIMSTEC meet

(L-R) Myanmar’s first lady Daw Cho Cho, Nepal’s first lady Radhika Shakya, Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena, Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli, Myanmar’s president Win Myint, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Justice as well as Chief Advisor of the interim government of Bhutan Dasho Tshering Wangchuk and Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pose for a group photo during the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit in Kathmandu, Nepal August 31, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/Pool

By: Keerthi Mohan

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has called for better regional connectivity at the recently concluded BIMSTEC meet in Kathmandu, Nepal. Modi said India was committed to work with the BIMSTEC member states to enhance regional connectivity and combat the menace of terrorism and drug trafficking. Modi also emphasised the need for “cooperation and coordination” among member states in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts, reported news agency Press Trust of India (PTI). “There is no country in the region which has not suffered from terrorism and trans-national crimes such as drug trafficking linked to networks of terrorism,” he said. The…

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