Warning about new threats of transnational challenges of climate change, natural disasters, energy and food security, Myanmar today called on the seven-member grouping BIMSTEC to combine their strengths and resources to effectively deal with these mounting problems. Addressing the 3rd BIMSTEC Summit here, Myanmar President U Thein Sein said in this age of globalization, regional or sub-regional groupings of nations with common culture and interests "are no longer a matter of choice, but the need of the hour". He said the dynamics of international politics have transformed the economic relations to become a crucial variable in inter-state relationships. "Consequently, those issues now have transnational dimensions and forms," he said. The seven-nation grouping comprises India, Bangladesh, Sri Lankka, Thailand, Myanmar, Bhutan and Nepal.
Myanmar asks BIMSTEC countries to deal with mounting problems
President says dynamics of international politics have transformed the economic relations to become a crucial variable
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