Foreign Minister to lead Bhutanese delegation to 35th Session of the SAARC Council of Ministers in Male, Maldives from 17-20 February 2014
The 35th Session of Council of Ministers will take place in Male, Maldives from 17-20th February 2014. Maldives is the current Chair of SAARC and the last Council of Ministers Meeting was held in Addu City, Maldives in 2011. The Council of Ministers Meeting will be preceded by the 40th Session of Standing Committee and the 45th Session of Programming Committee, which will begin from 17 February 2014.
Foreign Minister Rinzin Dorje will lead the Bhutanese delegation comprising of senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The meeting in Male will discuss issues relating to Trade and Finance, Poverty Alleviation, Observers and Rationalization of SAARC. It will discuss the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal, which will take place sometime in 2014. The meeting will also endorse the appointment of the next SAARC Secretary General, Mr. Arjun Badhur Thapa from Nepal.