Indian president lauds SAFMA’s efforts for promoting SAARC agenda


Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has lauded the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) for its efforts for promoting the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (SAARC) agenda.

“The SAFMA programme for South Asia, which is in operation for the last several years, is quite appreciable,” Mukherjee told a SAFMA delegation headed by Secretary General Imtiaz Alam that met him in New Delhi on July 24.

The SAFMA team included SAFMA President Vinod Kumar Sharma and SAFMA India President Gautam Lahiri.

The Indian president and the SAFMA officials discussed the prospects of peace between India and Pakistan in the light of recent overtures from both countries.

The SAFMA secretary general told President Mukherjee that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was positively inclined towards finding an amicable solution to all bilateral issues and promoting mutually beneficial cooperation in all fields.