SAARC Secretary General-Designate Calls on Ambassador Haidari to Discuss Regional Cooperation

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Colombo: - South Asian Association for Regional Cooperaiton (SAARC) Secretary General-Designate Ambassador Esala Weerakoon called on Ambassador M. Ashraf Haidari on January 27, 2020. They discussed a wide range of issues related to the vision and mission objectives of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation as a regional grouping and how the intergovernmental organization could further bolster regional cooperation on such common issues of regional interest as trade and investment; poverty reduction and sustainable development; environment and climate-action; as well as cultural cooperation and people-to-people ties.

Ambassador Haidari highlighted President Ashraf Ghani's vision of win-win cooperation against confrontation, which underpins the Afghan foreign policy, promoting regional security and development cooperation to address jointly the challenges facing South Asia. 

In this regard, he extended to the Secretary General-Designate the full support of the Government of Afghanistan, including the Afghan Embassy in Colombo, as he would soon assume office to help revitalize SAARC as a regional grouping -- enabling it to realize its vision and core mission objectives.

Ambassador Haidari congratulated Ambassador Weerakoon on his appointment, while sharing with him one of his recent articles on the role SAARC can play in securing South Asia thru regional economic integration.

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