The Ministry of Foreign Affairs observed the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Day 2019 with a thousand butter lamp lighting ceremony at Dechenphodrang monastery on 6th June 2019. Hon’ble Foreign Minister graced the event as the Chief Guest. Members of the diplomatic corps, international organizations and regional offices based in Thimphu and RGoB officials attended the event.
BIMSTEC Day is observed on 6th June every year to mark the establishment of BIMSTEC through the Bangkok Declaration, as a regional organization. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand are the seven BIMSTEC member countries.