4th BIMSTEC Summit in Nepal Fourth Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) Summit held in Kathmandu on August 30-31. The two-day summit witness participation from all members states to hold discussions on trade, security and development of the region. Head of Governments from all member countries viz. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand are participating in this summit. Bimstec came into existence on June 6, 1997, through the Bangkok Declaration. RCEP meeting in Singapore In Singapore, Trade ministers of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) bloc, including India and China, met in Singapore. RCEP is a mega trade pact that aims to cover goods, services, investments, economic cooperation and intellectual property rights. The bloc comprises 10 ASEAN members and their 6 FTA partners- India, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Vostok-2018, Russia to conduct th
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