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Indian PM to Visit Naypyidaw for Bay of Bengal Talks

17 February 2014

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is expected to visit Burma next month for a regional summit, in what is expected to be his last foreign trip as India’s leader. India’s Deccan Herald reports that Singh will travel to Naypyidaw from March 1 to 4 for the third summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), which includes Burma, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Bhutan. “The summit in Naypyidaw is expected to lead to significant headway towards the proposed BIMSTEC Free Trade Agreement as well as moving towards greater land and maritime connectivity among the six nations,” it said.