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SAARC Leaders Hold Video Conference on COVID-19

SAARC Leaders  Hold Video Conference on COVID-19

KABUL − All seven members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) held a video conference in a bid to combat the novel coronavirus.
Those who attended the conference were the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Bhutan Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Pakistan's minister of state for health Zafar Mirza.
India pledged $10 million toward a Covid-19 emergency fund and said it was putting together a rapid response team of doctors and specialists for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) nations as part of an initiative led by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, Afghan re-elected president referred to challenges stemming from Afghanistan's open border with Iran, where the outbreak has been severe, and suggested that the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) mechanism be used to help deal with the matter.
It comes as the total number of confirmed infections in Afghanistan stands at 21 as per the government data. (TKG)