President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived at Myanmar last afternoon to participate in the BIMSTEC Summit.
The President was received at the airport by Myanmar’s Minister of Labour,Deputy Foreign Ministers, Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Myanmar and Myanmar’s Ambassador in Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankan delegation headed by the President was hosted by President of the Republic of Myanmar Thein Sein to a Banquet last night at the Myanmar International Conference Center.
President Rajapaksa will address the third BIMSTEC Summit today.
He will also meet with Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Myanmar leaders on the sidelines of the sub-regional grouping today.
BIMSTEC is the English acronym for the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi–Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation.
It is a regional grouping of seven South and South-east Asian countries, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Update : Tuesday, 04 March 2014 - 8:18
---------------------------------------President arrives In Myanmar
President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Myanmar today to participate at the BIMSTEC Summit where leaders of seven Asian States will meet.
President Rajapakse is scheduled to address the BIMSTEC Summit tomorrow.
He will also meet Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Myanmar leaders on the sidelines of the sub-regional grouping.
Members of the BIMSTEC grouping which is the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation are Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Bhutan, Nepal and Sri Lanka.