STATEMENT BY H. E. MR. AMJAD HUSSAIN B. SIAL, SECRETARY GENERAL OF SAARC- SIXTH SAARC BUSINESS LEADERS’ CONCLAVE, KATHMANDU, 16-18 MARCH 20182018-03-18 Download
PRESS RELEASE -Secretary General felicitated Rt. Hon. Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari on her re-election as the President2018-03-15
On behalf of all officials of the SAARC Secretariat, H. E. Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial, Secretary General of SAARC, felicitated Rt. Hon. Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari on her re-election as the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal yesterday.
In his letter addressed to the Rt. Hon. President, the Secretary General said, “Your Right Hon’ble’s re-election to the high office of the presidency for a second term is amply indicative of the trust and confidence that the people of Nepal rest in Your Right Hon’ble’s sagacious leadership. We wish Your Rt. Hon’ble great success in the exalted position.”
Referring to the three Summits hosted by Nepal in 1987, 2002 and 2014, the Secretary General said Nepal, as the founding member, had been playing a key role in the evolution of regional cooperation under the auspices of SAARC since its inception in December 1985. He expressed the hope to receive continued support and guidance from Nepal, as the current Chair of SAARC, in further strengthening the SAARC process.
Kathmandu, 15 March 2018Download
Press Release- SAARC Secretariat express sorrow over US-Bangla plane crash2018-03-13
On behalf of all officials at the SAARC Secretariat and on his own behalf, the Secretary General of SAARC conveyed sincere condolences to the people and Governments of Bangladesh and Nepal over the loss of precious lives in the tragic accident that an aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines met at Kathmandu Airport on 12 March 2018.
In his letters addressed to the Foreign Secretaries of Bangladesh and Nepal, the Secretary General expressed profound grief and sorrow over the tragic incident. He further said, “Our sympathies are with the families of those who passed away in the sad incident. May the departed souls rest in eternal peace!”
Kathmandu, 13 March 2018Download
Press Release- The Prime Minister of Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, visited SAARC Secretariat, 06 March 20182018-03-06
The Prime Minister of Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, visited SAARC Secretariat today. While welcoming the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the Secretary General of SAARC, H.E Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial, expressed his gratitude to the Prime Minister for gracing the Secretariat with his presence taking out precious time during his visit to Nepal. He added that the visit is a source of inspiration and encouragement to the officials of SAARC to work with even greater zeal and zest to provide best possible services to the Member States. He said that the holding of Summit, as decided by the leaders during Eighteenth SAARC Summit, will give renewed impetus to the SAARC process.
Prime Minister Abbasi in his remarks, renewed Pakistan’s commitment to the SAARC process and emphasized the need on early convening of the Nineteenth SAARC Summit. He also underscored the importance of connectivity for regional integration and SAARC’s role in promoting wellbeing and welfare of the peoples. He appreciated the SAARC Secretariat for the services rendered to the Member States. To commemorate the visit, he also planted a tree at the SAARC Secretariat.
The Secretary General paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister of Pakistan on 5 March 2018. He briefed the Prime Minister on the status of regional cooperation.
After the establishment of the SAARC Secretariat in Kathmandu on 16 January 1987, several Heads of State and Government from the Member States have visited the Secretariat. The present visit of the Prime Minister took place exactly after nine years of the visit of the President of Sri Lanka in March 2009.
06 March 2018Download