Pakistan Hosts Historic First SAARC Planning Secretaries Virtual Meeting in November 2020

Event Venue : MOPD&SI

Dated : 23 November 2020

In a significant milestone for regional cooperation, Pakistan played host to the first-ever virtual meeting of Planning Secretaries from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries. The virtual gathering, which took place in November 2020, aimed to bolster collaborative efforts in advancing economic development and achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the South Asian region. The event brought together high-ranking officials and experts from SAARC member nations, fostering a platform for dialogue and knowledge exchange. Participants discussed various aspects of economic development, cooperation on vital regional issues, and strategies to address common challenges. During the meeting, Pakistan, as the host country, emphasized the importance of regional collaboration and mutual support in addressing the socioeconomic and development needs of the SAARC nations. The meeting provided an opportunity for the member countries to share their experiences, best practices, and initiatives in the planning and development sectors. The first SAARC Planning Secretaries virtual meeting underscored the commitment of member nations to the SAARC's objectives of promoting regional economic cooperation and improving the quality of life for the people of South Asia. Participants left the meeting with a renewed sense of purpose and commitment to working together to achieve shared development goals.

Dated : 23 November 2020

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