Secretary General of SAARC Esala Ruwan Weerakoon will meet Foreign Secretary Harshvardhan Shringla in New Delhi. He will also meet Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs during his week-long visit to India. The South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation or SAARC was created in 1985 as a regional grouping.
Presently, there are eight member countries in SAARC namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. SAARC is an expression of the region’s collective decision to evolve a regional cooperative framework. Mr. Weerakoon is a Sri Lankan diplomat and assumed charge as the Secretary-General of the SAARC in March 2020.