Foreign Secretary asks SAARC Secretary General to
Reinvigorate SAARC through consultation of Member States
Dhaka June 07 2022:
Foreign Secretary Masud bin Momen received SAARC Secretary General Esala Weerakoon at the State Guest House Padma in Dhaka today.
Foreign Secretary appreciated the Secretary General’s active role in coordinating, facilitating, managing SAARC matters especially during the difficult time of COVID-19 pandemic. The Secretary General apprised the Foreign Secretary about various aspects of current status of SAARC Cooperation and the challenges the organization has been facing and sought Bangladesh’s support in activating various stalled activities and programmes of SAARC.
The Foreign Secretary and the Secretary General exchanged views on how SAARC process could be revitalized and put to its regular path to exploit the full potentials and benefits of the institutional mechanism and the synergy the organization created over the last thirty seven years. They discussed different aspects of current activities of SAARC. The Foreign Secretary assured the Secretary General of Bangladesh’s commitment to SAARC and extended every possible support to materialize the goals of SAARC to achieve a sustainable and integrated development in the region. The Foreign Secretary urged the Secretary General to play an objective role in transforming SAARC into a meaningful regional organization. The Foreign Secretary advised the Secretary General to explore all possible ways and means to find solutions to the existing difficulties in an innovative way through continuous consultation of member states.
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