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FS asks SAARC secy gen to reinvigorate SAARC thru consultation of member states

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 7th June, 2022 09:35:06 PM
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Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) Ambassador Masud bin Momen urged the SAARC Secretary General Esala Weerakoon to play an objective role in transforming SAARC into a meaningful regional organization.

Masud bin Momen made the call when Esala Weerakoon met him at State Guest House Padma in the the capital on Tuesday.

They discussed different aspects of current activities of SAARC during the meeting.

The Foreign Secretary assured the Secretary General of Bangladesh's commitment to SAARC and to extend every possible support to materialize the goals of SAARC to achieve a sustainable and integrated development in the region through cooperation under the SAARC system.

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.

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 challenges the organization has been facing and sought Bangladesh's support in activating various stalled activities and programmes of SAARC to resolve the stalemate.

The Foreign Secretary and the Secretary General exchanged views on how best 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 of its existence.

 After the meeting the Foreign Secretary hosted a luncheon in honor of the SAARC Secretary General at the State Guest House Padma.