Press Release

Secretary-General of SAARC called on H.E. Durga Prasad Bhattari, Foreign Secretary of Nepal on 19 March 2012

SAARC Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Saleem met with the Foreign Secretary of Nepal, H.E. Durga Prasad Battarai today at Singha Durbar.

The Foreign Secretary welcomed the SAARC Secretary-General and expressed confidence that SAARC will achieve new heights under the stewardship of the Secretary-General who possesses a wealth of professional experience.

Many issues pertaining to the progress of SAARC and the directives given by the higher SAARC bodies to bring in further improvements into the SAARC process were also discussed.

The Foreign Secretary assured the SAARC Secretary-General of the fact that the Government of Nepal would extend its fullest support for the effective functioning of the SAARC Secretariat.

The Meeting was also attended by Mr. Ganesh Dakal, Under-Secretary (SAARC Division) and Mr. Dhana Bahadur Oli, Under-Secretary (UN Division) of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nepal and Mrs. R.D. Rajapakse, Director (SAARC Secretariat).