Condolence Message

Condolence message sent by the Secretary-General of SAARC on the recent terrorist attack in Kabul

2017-06-01

PRESS RELEASE

Following message of condolence has been sent today to H. E. Mr. Hekmat Khalil Karzai, Deputy Minister for Political Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, by H. E. Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial, Secretary General of SAARC, on the recent terrorist attack in Kabul:

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Excellency,

 

            We are deeply saddened to learn about the terrorist attack in Kabul on the 31 May 2017. We strongly condemn this gruesome act of terrorism.

 

On behalf of the SAARC Secretariat and on my own behalf, I wish to express our deepest condolences to the people and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan on the loss of more than 80 innocent civilians and over 460 injured.

 

We express our sincere sympathies to the members of the bereaved families and pray for speedy recovery of those injured in this heinous terrorist act.

 

            The scourge of terrorism remains the main obstacle for the prosperity and development of the SAARC region. Combating it requires sincere, genuine and concerted efforts.  As the people of Afghanistan mourn this tragic incident, our thoughts and prayers are with the people and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in this hour of grief.

           

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

 

 

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Kathmandu, 01 June 2017.

Condolence message sent by the Secretary-General of SAARC on the loss of precious lives and colossal damage to property due to recent torrential rain and landslides in Sri Lanka

2017-05-29

PRESS RELEASE

Following message of condolence has been sent today to H. E. Mr. Esala Weerakoon, Foreign Secretary of Sri Lanka, by H. E. Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial, Secretary General of SAARC, on the loss of precious lives and colossal damage to property due to recent torrential rain and landslides in Sri Lanka:

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Excellency,


            On behalf of all officials of the SAARC Secretariat and on my own behalf, I wish to convey our sincere condolences to the people and the Government of Sri Lanka on the loss of precious lives of more than 150 people due to recent torrential rain and landslides in Sri Lanka. We would also like to express our sympathies on injuries suffered by hundreds of people, and on colossal loss of property, and damage caused to homes of more than 500000 people due to the incident.

 

Our sympathies are with the bereaved families, who may have the courage to bear this irreparable loss, and prayers for speedy recovery of those who have been injured in the incident and early rehabilitation of those who have lost their homes.

 

            Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

 

 

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Kathmandu, 29 May 2017.

Condolence Message

2014-05-21 SAARC Secretariat pays tribute to Late Krishna Maharjan

The SAARC Secretariat held a condolence meeting at its premises in Kathmandu today to pay homage to late Krishna Maharjan. He passed away on 19 May 2014 of liver cirrhosis. He was 58.  

Addressing the condolence meeting, H. E. Mr. Arjun B.Thapa, Secretary-General of SAARC, remembered Late Maharjan as a dedicated staff who attended to his work most sincerely and diligently. “Though I have not had a chance to meet him, I have been given to understand that his performance was superb,” he said. “I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved members of his family. I would also like to wish the departed soul eternal peace!”

Speaking on behalf of all the officials of the Secretariat, Mr. Dhan Bahadur Oli, Director (Administration), recalled Late Maharjan as a hardworking and sincere official. He recounted the efficient and responsible manner in which late Maharjan performed his duties at the Secretariat. He expressed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved members of his family. He conveyed sincere prayers for the endless peace of the departed soul.

Born in Chapagaon, Lalitpur of Nepal, Late Maharjan joined the SAARC Secretariat on 17/05/1993. He served the Secretariat continuously for 20 years as a chauffeur.

A dear colleague and fine human being, Late Maharjan will be missed by all the officials of the Secretariat.

Condolence Message

2014-05-09

My colleagues at the SAARC Secretariat and I are deeply saddened over the loss of life of many people and the damage of colossal property caused by the recent landslides in northeastern Afghanistan.
 

At these moments of immense grief, my colleagues and I would like to express to the Government and the people of Afghanistan our heartfelt sympathy. We would also like to take this opportunity to convey our deepest condolences to the members of the bereaved families.

On behalf of the officials of the SAARC Secretariat, I would like to take this opportunity also to present a voluntary contribution representing their half a day’s salary to the affected people.


With the bravery and unity that the people of Afghanistan have always demonstrated at such testing moments in history, I remain confident that the country is in a position to cope with the aftermath of this unprecedented calamity.

Secretary-General, SAARC