The Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan attended the meeting of SAARC countries through video conferencing on Thursday. During this time many important issues including the Emergency SAARC Fund were discussed.
Foreign ministers of India and Pakistan took part in the meeting of South Asian Regional Organization (SAARC) countries today. Indian Foreign Minister S Jaishankar and Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi joined through video conferencing. The meeting also discussed the formation of the SAARC Fund to deal with the Corona epidemic.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said that India gives priority to its neighboring earlier policy. India wants to make South Asia more strong connected, secure and prosperous. Foreign Minister said that India has helped its neighbors of SAARC countries in difficult times. He said that India has given $ 150 million to Maldives, $ 200 million to Bhutan and $ 400 million to Sri Lanka in the year 2020.
At the same time, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi did not mention Kashmir in this meeting. Let me tell you that when the representatives of India and Pakistan met in Russia recently, India’s National Security Advisor Ajit Doval left the meeting to protest against the presentation of the disputed map of India by Pakistan. India strongly opposed this map. The emergency fund is based on the voluntary contributions of all members of SAARC countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Bhutana, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. India gave 10 million dollars to this fund. Maldives contributed $ 2 million to this fund. This fund can be used by any SAARC country.