Dhaka will continue to foster regional cooperation
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali has said Bangladesh always attaches high importance to the ethos of Saarc and will continue to play a constructive role in fostering regional cooperation for betterment of the millions of people of this region.
He told this when outgoing Secretary General of Saarc Arjun Bahadur Thapa called on him at the foreign ministry yesterday.
During the meeting, the foreign minister congratulated the secretary general on successful completion of his tenure and appreciated his valuable contribution to the Saarc.
Later, Thapa, former foreign secretary of Nepal, also called on the State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, and Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque.
Thapa is on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh. He is the 12th secretary general of Saarc and will complete his term on February 28 this year.