- AARDO invited Republic of Namibia to join the Organization as its distinguished member.
- The Regional Office of AARDO for the Far East, Republic of Korea approached Royal Cambodia and Lao
People's Democratic Republic on their possible membership.
- The Regional Representative of AARDO for the South and Central Asia, Islamabad, Pakistan met the
Executive Director, Afghanistan Institute of Rural Development (AIRD) and discussed in details issues relating to its
joining AARDO as an Associate Member.
- The Secretary General paid courtesy calls on the heads of diplomatic missions of prospective member
countries in New Delhi in order to persuade them to impress upon their governments to join AARDO as its members.
H.E. the Secretary General paid a courtesy
call on H.E. Mr. Vincent Mwale, MP, the
Minister of Youth and Sport, Government of
the Republic of Zambia and discussed
matters of mutual interest. The meeting
was also attended by Hon. Ronald
Chitotela, MP, Deputy Minister of Labour
and Social Security, Ms. Agnes Musunga,
Permanent Secretary, Mr. Charles Mweshi,
Chief Planner, Mr. Collins Mulunda,
Director, Ministry of Youth and Sport,
Government of the Republic of Zambia and
Dr. Khushnood Ali, Head Research Division,