Bangladesh pushes for a single SAARC candidate

Yesterday, Morshed Khan, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, argued for a single SAARC (South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation – essentially the geographic Indian subcontinent) candidate for UN Secretary General. This is an interesting development, given that both India and Sri Lanka, SAARC members, have nominees, and it is our understanding that Mr. Khan favours one of the unannounced candidates. Khan echoes similar concerns from Asian countries such as China, who worry about the lack of Asian unity in deciding upon a candidate.

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