Tthe Second Meeting of the SAARC Sectoral Technical Committee on Jute, Textiles and Leather was held in Dhaka on 17-18 April 2013 under the chairmanship of Dr. Syed Humayun Kabir, Director (Standards), Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), Dhaka. Mr. Md. Farhaduddin, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Industries, Government of Bangladesh inaugurated the Meeting. Mr. Iqbal Ahmed, Director (SAARC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh also addressed the Inaugural Session. He welcomed the delegates and informed that the construction of SARSO building is underway and will become operational by January 2014. In his statement, Mr. Amrit Lugun, Director, SAARC Secretariat urged that Meetings of Sectoral Technical Committees should be held at regular intervals in order to expedite the process of harmonisation of standards of identified products.