Press Release

SG's call on Asstt. SG, UNDP

H. E. Mr. Arjun Bahadur Thapa, Secretary-General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) called on Mr. Haoliang Xu, UN Assistant Secretary General UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at UN Office in New York today.

During the meeting, the Secretary –General appraised the Assistant Secretary General about SAARC – UNDP Cooperation. He also briefed the Assistant Secretary General about the long standing cooperation between SAARC and UNDP.

The discussion between SAARC Secretary General and UN Assistant Secretary General also focused on SAARC- UNDP collaboration particularly in SAARC Development Goals and the area of Poverty Alleviation. Further, the discussion was also held in the subject matter of SAARC- UNDP cooperation in post 2015 development framework.