PM Modi will be attending 5th BIMSTEC Summit on March 30, the MEA said on Saturday

The Summit Meeting, which is being held in virtual mode, will be hosted by Sri Lanka, the current BIMSTEC chair.

To prepare for the Summit, meetings of BIMSTEC Senior Officials (SOM) will take place on March 28, 2022 followed by meetings of the BIMSTEC Foreign Ministers (BMM) on March 29, 2022, the MEA said.

The Covid pandemic related challenges, and the uncertainties within the international system that all BIMSTEC members are facing, imparts greater urgency to the goal of taking BIMSTEC technical and economic cooperation to the next level.

This is expected to be the main subject of deliberations by Leaders at the Summit, the MEA said.

The Leaders are also expected to discuss the establishment of basic institutional structures and mechanisms of the group, the MEA added.