The 8th conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians (ASSP) will take place from October 4 to 6 at the Hotel Hilton in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians was set up in 1992 with the vision to promote friendship and understanding amongst the peoples of South Asia.
The first conference of the ASSP was held in India in 1995 and the last one in Maldives in 2013. The conference was inaugurated by President Maithripala Sirisena Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
This year’s Conference will emphasis on Sustainable Development Goals, as the main theme is ‘Association of the SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians’: a platform for the Parliamentarians of South Asia to work together to reach the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of nations in South Asia.
- It Headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal.
- Its Secretary-General is Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial (Pakistan).
Source- AIR World Service