Bangladesh’s role sought to save SAARC from existing difficulties

Publish: 6:36 PM, June 7, 2022 | Update: 6:36 PM, June 7, 2022

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Secretary General Esala Weerakoon has appealed to Bangladesh for its “intervention” to save the SAARC process from the existing “difficulties.”

The SAARC Secretary General made the appeal to State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam during a meeting  at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday.

The State Minister welcomed Esala Weerakoon and talked about different aspects of current activities of SAARC.

During their discussion, the Secretary General recalled the role of Bangladesh since the inception of SAARC as a visionary idea of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to form regional cooperation and connection among the South Asian countries.

He praised the willingness of Bangladesh to activate and motivate the various modalities of regional cooperation within the SAARC system, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The State Minister assured Bangladesh’s commitment to extend every possible support to materialize the goals of SAARC and to achieve a sustainable and integrated development in the region through cooperation.

Aloam advised the Secretary General to continue his consultation with member states and urged to revitalize SAARC Cooperation to face the growing challenge that the region is facing.