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PM Modi to focus on greater connectivity, trade during BIMSTEC summit

Leaders of the seven nation grouping will meet in Kathmandu for a two-day summit beginning August 30

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi

Subhayan Chakraborty
Greater regional connectivity among nations part of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) grouping as well as an upgradation of trade ties will be on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's agenda later this week during the Bimstec summit in Kathmandu.

During August 30 and 31, Modi will be visiting Nepal and pushing for seamless connectivity through Bangladesh and Thailand for goods trade. India is revising its economic diplomacy with Bimstec nations at a time China continues to consolidate its position as a major regional power in the area.

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First Published: Aug 28 2018 | 2:03 PM IST

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