President for making SAARC proactive for stability of region

President for enhanced cooperation with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain Tuesday asked the SAARC Secretariat to utilize all resources to make the organisation more proactive for the progress and stability of the region.
The president was talking to newly elected Secretary General of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Amjad Hussain B Sial, who called on him here at the
Aiwan-e-Sadr.
Senior officials of Aiwan-e-Sadr and Ministry of Foreign Affairs were also present on the occasion.
The president said all member states should make concerted efforts to transform SAARC into an effective platform and said the forum can provide a solid foundation in
this regard.
He said SAARC Charter was a very useful document for progress and development in various sectors of member states.
He said Pakistan was working sincerely to achieve these objectives and added it was imperative to promote these goals for prosperity and raising the standard of living of the
people of member countries.
President Mamnoon Hussain stressed the need to make regional road, sea and air links more effective. Pakistan fully supports these objectives and believes that communication links between these regional countries will provide a basis for promoting economic activities in the
region.
He said there was a need to work closely to settle differences among SAARC member states and said in this regard the role of SAARC Secretariat was very important.
He said member countries should also enhance bilateral relations to promote mutual harmony.
Amjad Hussain B Sial, Secretary General SAARC apprised the president that contacts at ministerial level in the fields of education, health and transport have already been initiated
between member countries.

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