SAARC Secretary-General, H.E. Mr. Ahmed Saleem met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Nepal, H.E. Mr. Narayan Kaji Shrestha 'Prakash', today at Singha Durbar.
H.E. Mr. Narayan Kaji Shrestha 'Prakash' stated that he is pleased with the appointment of Mr. Ahmed Saleem, owing to his vast experience in the international arena and his acquaintance with the SAARC.
The Secretary-General and the Honorable Minister together underscored the fact that as a host of decisions have already been made by the SAARC, it is pertinent to take action on implementing these decisions without delay. Further, matters relating to the advancements made in the SAARC process were also discussed in general.
The Secretary General took this opportunity to thank the Government of Nepal for the excellent cooperation and the unstinted support extended by the Government as the host of the SAARC Secretariat since its inception.
On the behalf of the Government of Nepal the Hon. Minister assured the Secretary-General that every effort will be taken by the Nepalese Government to facilitate the activities and the smooth functioning of the SAARC Secretariat.
The Meeting was also attended by Mrs. R.D. Rajapakse, Director & Dr. Niranjan Man Singh Basnyat, Director, SAARC Secretariat.
Kathmandu, 21 March 2012