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Pak proposes name of its diplomat for SAARC Secretary General

PTI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 17, 2016, 7:22 pm IST
Updated Mar 17, 2016, 7:22 pm IST
Satraj Aziz, Adviser to Prime Minister of Pakistan on Foreign Affairs, proposed Sial's name during the ongoing 37th Foreign Ministerial Meeting of SAARC countries in this Nepalese resort city. (Representational image)
 Satraj Aziz, Adviser to Prime Minister of Pakistan on Foreign Affairs, proposed Sial's name during the ongoing 37th Foreign Ministerial Meeting of SAARC countries in this Nepalese resort city. (Representational image)

Pokhara, Nepal: Pakistan on Thursday proposed the name of its career diplomat Amjad Hussain B Sial as the new SAARC Secretary General.

Satraj Aziz, Adviser to Prime Minister of Pakistan on Foreign Affairs, proposed Sial's name during the ongoing 37th Foreign Ministerial Meeting of SAARC countries in this Nepalese resort city.

If Sial's name is confirmed, he will succeed incumbent Secretary General from Nepal, Arjun Bahadur Thapa, whose three years' tenure will end in February 2017, Republica reported.

A career diplomat of Pakistan, Sial had served as a Director of Pakistan in the SAARC Secretariat from 2003 to 2006.

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