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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

Press Trust of India  |  Nay Pyi Taw 

Warning about new threats of transnational challenges of climate change, natural disasters, energy and food security, today called on the seven-member grouping to combine their strengths and resources to effectively deal with these mounting problems.
 
Addressing the 3rd Summit here, President 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 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

First Published: Tue, March 04 2014. 10:45 IST
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