Q. With reference to Bay of Bengal Initiative on Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) consider the following statements:
1.It is a regional organisation of the Global North.
2.It aims to create an enabling environment for rapid economic development and promote collaboration on matters of common interest in the region.
3.It came into existence through the Bangkok Declaration.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 is incorrect. It is a regional organisation of the Global South.

Statement 2 and 3 are correct. BIMSTEC aims to create an enabling environment for rapid economic development and promote collaboration on matters of common interest in the region. It came into existence through the Bangkok Declaration.

Source: ORF