Vajpayee was strong advocate of South Asian cooperation, says SAARC
Updated : August 17, 2018 08:36 PM IST
In a message to Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, Saarc Secretary General Amjad Hussain B. Sial said: "We have lost a great statesman, politician, writer, poet, and above all a humane person committed to peace."
The Saarc Secretary General also recalled Vajpayee's "grand diplomatic gesture" of taking bus rides to Lahore and Dhaka during his Prime Ministership.
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