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SAARC in crisis

SAARC in crisis

A Nepali newspaper, Kathmandu Post, has revealed the crisis situation going on the SAARC secretariat
According to  the Next Secretary  General needs to be named from Afghanistan but  but the current regime in Kabul is not recognized by any of the member states of the regional organisation following that country’s takeover by the Taliban in August last year.

The incumbent SAARC Secretary General Esala Ruwan Weerakoon of Sri Lanka all set to complete his tenure in March 2023, there is confusion as to who would replace Weerakoon. Informed sources say that Mr Weerakoon will receive an extension until the crisis is resolved by consent and Nepal, the country next in line after Afghanistan may receive an opportunity to propose a new Secretary General.

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