New Delhi, India, February 8 (ANI): Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal (BBIN) debated on Saturday a proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the implementation of the Motor Vehicle Agreement (MVA) to regulate passengers, passenger vehicles and freight vehicles between the four countries. The discussion in this regard took place today in the state capital at a meeting of BBIN member countries, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Representatives from Bhutan attended the meeting as observers, while the Indian delegation was chaired by Vikram Doraiswami, additional secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2015.La delegation recalled the commitments made at the highest political level with regard to the implementation of the BBIN MVA and the importance of trade, economic cooperation and contacts between people through better regional networking, including facilitating regional cross-border road transport, in accordance with a joint statement issued after the meeting. They expressed satisfaction with each country`s progress in internal consultations with its shareholders for the protocol on transfers of Passengers.In supplement, and also discussed at length various aspects of the draft protocol on the transport of freight vehicles and, for the first time, jointly reviewed the existing draft text. In this context, the three delegations reaffirmed their understanding that BBIN MVA protects the rights and obligations of all parties under other international and bilateral agreements within the group, including those relating to landlocked countries. Delegations also discussed a project to enable Bangladesh, India and Nepal to sign an agreement on the implementation of BBIN MVA by the three countries, in view of the agreement of the Royal Government of Bhutan on the entry into force of the MVA between Bangladesh, India and Nepal, without any commitment to Bhutan until the completion of the internal ratification procedures of BBIN MVA by Bhutan. “That was the explanation. They agreed to accelerate the completion of this project and thanked Bhutan for agreeing to this. At the meeting, it was agreed to work to restart the internal consultation process of the countries concerned on the basis of the work of the meeting until May 2020. (ANI) The initiative suffered a setback in November 2016 when Bhutan left the BBIN trial amid intense internal resistance to the agreement, including fears of vehicle pollution and environmental degradation. A meeting of officials in New Delhi discussed passengers and freight protocols, which concluded the agreement to regulate passengers, passengers and freight transport between the four countries, which was signed in June 2015, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.