Experts from Consortium of South Asian Think Tanks (COSATT) expressed the hope that 18th SAARC Summit is going to be milestone to transform South Asia. Organized by Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS) in cooperation with Konard Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), experts argued that the time has come out for South Asian Leaders to take decisions.
The program concluded on November 23 issuing a statement what South Asian experts from the 18th SAARC summit.
Inaugurated by Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, a book realizing the Vision of South Asian Union was also launched. Published by CSAS-KAS-COSATT, the book consists of the articles written by various authors from South Asia.
“The outcome of symposium helps coming SAARC summit. Despite failure to make progress, South Asia has potential to expand,” said Dr. Nischalnath N. Pandey, Director, and CSAS.
Delivering Keynote address Major General (Retired) Dipankar Banerjee, Mentor Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (New Delhi) said South Asian countries needs to move to make a progress.
Professor Imtiaz Ahmed, Department of International Relations, University of Dhaka, said South Asia needs connectivity of mind.
Former secretary general of SAARC Ahmad Saleem and Jacqueline Groth, Charge’ d’ affairs a.i. Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany also addressed the symposium.