Myanmar parliament approves signing in BIMSTEC Convention on criminal cases

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-01 10:45:06|Editor: Liangyu
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YANGON, Nov. 1 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar's parliament has approved the country's signing of BIMSTEC Convention on Provision of Mutual Assistance Concerning Criminal Cases, parliament sources said Wednesday.

BIMSTEC is known as the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation, which groups Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan.

Law enforcement agencies of member states of BIMSTEC have been closely cooperating in combating terrorism and transnational crimes including drug trafficking and money laundering.

Myanmar hosted a BIMSTEC anti-drug trafficking group's meeting in September 2016, focusing on capacity building and technical assistance between the member countries.

In April this year, BIMSTEC representatives also met in Yangon to seek cooperation for combating money laundering and terrorism financing as well as improvement of legal framework of the member countries.

Myanmar has enacted rules and regulations on providing aid between countries in criminal cases and has signed in the agreement on such aid between members countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.