The officers of the SACEP Secretariat organized a Farewell and Welcome dinner in honour of the Out-going Director General, Dr. Muhammad Khurshid and his successor Dr. Abas Basir the present Director General on 6th August 2018.
The occasion was attended by H.E. Prof. Bishwambher Pyakuryal, Ambassador, Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and Chairman of the Consultative Committee of SACEP, Mr. Anura Dissanayake, Secretary, Ministry of Mahaweli Development and Environment, Government of Sri Lanka, Mr. Munir Ghiasy, Charge d’ Affaires, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the members of the Consultative Committee.
The dignitaries appreciated the initiatives carried forward in the field of environment by Dr. Muhammad Khurshid during his tenure and congratulated Dr. Abas Basir on his new assignment as the Director General of SACEP with his vast experience in his motherland, Afghanistan as the Senior Advisor to Afghan President on Natural Resources and Environment and being the National Focal Point of SACEP a few years back as the Deputy Director General on Policy and International Relations, National Environment Protection Agency (NEPA), Afghanistan.
Dr. Abas Basir addressing the gathering stated that he looks forward to uplift the profile of SACEP as a vibrant and proactive organization in the field of environment and would fulfil his responsibilities as the Director General of SACEP with honesty and dedication.
The gathering wished Dr. Muhammad Khurshid success in all his future endeavours and congratulated Dr. Abas Basir with well wishes to achieve all expectations to serve the South Asian Region under the field of Environment as the Director General of SACEP.