The fourth edition of BIMSTEC Summit-2017 will be held in Nepal.

About BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative on Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation)
The BIMSTEC is the sub-regional group of seven countries in South Asia and South East Asia lying in the littoral and adjacent areas of the Bay of Bengal constituting a contiguous regional unity. They are India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka from South Asia and Myanmar, Thailand from South East Asia.

Established: 6 June 1997 through the Bangkok Declaration.

Headquarters: Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Objectives: Technological and economical cooperation among south Asian and south East Asian countries along the coast of the Bay of Bengal.