7 February 2017; His Excellency Mr Arjun Bahadur Thapa, Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), paid a farewell call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Asim today.
During the meeting, Minister Asim expressed his appreciation for the Secretary General’s work and wished him well in his future endeavors. Minister Asim reiterated the importance the Maldives attaches to SAARC and assured that the Maldives will support any pathway which ensures that the SAARC process moves forward efficiently in an effective manner. The Minister also acknowledged the progress SAARC made over the last few years and assured the commitment of the Government of Maldives to strengthening SAARC.
Foreign Minister Dr. Asim was accompanied by His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Khaleel Secretary, Bilateral and Ms. Aishath Azeema, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Secretary General was accompanied by Ms. Fathimath Najwa, Director at the SAARC Secretariat.