SAARC Secretary General meets with President Waheed

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Secretary General Ahmed Saleem has met with President Mohamed Waheed Hassan in Male’ for discussions on implementing the regional body’s development aims.

During discussions that took place in the capital yesterday afternoon, President Waheed was updated on the progress of agreements made during the SAARC summit held last year in Addu Atoll.

According to the President’s Office website, Saleem said that more was needed to be done to meet the goals outlined by SAARC in a bid to strengthen trade and diplomatic relations between its member states.

Health ministers and secretaries from a number of SAARC member states are gathering at the Maldives’ Paradise Island Resort from today for three days of development talks.


Maldives outlines key objectives for SAARC Paradise Island health talks

Working papers on the need for more regional training of medical staff, as well as overcoming nutrition, sanitation and efficiency issues will be presented to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) by the Maldives Health Ministry this week.

With a meeting of SAARC health ministers and secretaries taking place at the Maldives’ Paradise island Resort between Tuesday April 10 to Thursday April 12, local media reports that providing greater opportunities for medical training across South Asia is seen as a key focus for the country’s authorities.  A total of four working papers will be presented by Maldives health authorities during the talks.

The Ministry of Health and Family has stated that representatives from all SAARC members nations with the exception of Pakistan and Afghanistan will be in attendance at the talks.