14/09/2011: Hon. Prime Minister stresses regional cooperation

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday emphasised bolstering regional cooperation in South Asia for building it as a prosperous and peaceful region.

Hasina made the remarks when visiting Secretary General of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed paid a courtesy call on her at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in the morning.

She expressed the hope that the Saarc countries would join a partnership for promoting democracy, democratic
practice and the rule of law in South Asia.

The prime minister said Saarc is considered as a catalyst for regional cooperation as well as sustainable development and social progress for all the people of the region.

Briefing reporters after the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad said the Saarc secretary general apprised Hasina about the preparation of the upcoming Saarc summit to be held in the Maldives.

Fatimath lauded the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her role in upholding the democratic rights of people.

In this regard, the Saarc official mentioned the Charter of Democracy presented by Hasina in the last Saarc summit held in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Ambassador At-Large M Ziauddin, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister MA Karim, PMO Secretary Molla Waheeduzzaman and Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad were present.