SAARC needs to redouble efforts in deepening cooperation: PM Dahal

Kathmandu, Dec 8: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said SAARC needs to redouble its efforts in deepening cooperation. "Our Organization needs to focus more on the delivery of concrete results through effective implementation of our commitments and decisions made so far. We must fulfil the aspirations of our people through the execution of results-oriented projects and programmes in a time-bound manner, "PM Dahal said in the message given on the occasion of the 31st anniversary of the establishment of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and the SAARC Charter Day today.

He however said SAARC has made several achievements in terms of setting up of institutions, mechanisms, and developing norms and practices.

PM Dahal urged all to work together to achieve economic, social and cultural development in the region by resolutely combating common challenges of poverty, unemployment, terrorism, transnational crimes and climate change. Realizing goals and objectives as set out in the SAARC Charter calls for strong political commitment, concerted actions and an enabling environment in the region, he added.

"On behalf of the Government of Nepal and, as a founding member and current Chair of the SAARC, I take this opportunity to reiterate Nepal's unflinching commitments to the ideals, values, principles and objectives as enshrined in the SAARC Charter, " the PM underscored.

He wished this Charter Day inspired the SAARC countries to further deepen regional integration for peace, progress and prosperity by fostering mutual trust, understanding, amity, cooperation and partnership among us to the broader and longer interests of our region. RSS


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