Ambassador Haidari Speaks on Virtual Panel at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute
Colombo: - Ambassador M. Ashraf Haidari spoke on a South Asian Ambassadors panel discussion re South Asia's Approach to the New Normal in the Post COVID19 World co-hosted by the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 15, 2021.
He discussed the convergence of conflict, COVID19, and climate change with a focus on Afghanistan, which's been affected the most by the collision of the three man-made and natural disasters. He analyzed each challenge confronting Afghanistan and how their resolution needs tangible regional cooperation and international support.
In this regard, he highlighted this week's Dushanbe SCO Foreign Ministerial Meeting and the Tashkent South Asia and Central Asia Regional Connectivity Conference as timely opportunities for Afghanistan’s wider neighborhood to help stabilize the country against resurgent terrorism, which should pave the way for regional connectivity, trade, and people-to-people ties.