UN (Aziz participates in the Informal Session of the SAARC Council of Foreign Minister)

New York: Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs participated in the Informal Session of the SAARC Council of Foreign Minister on the sidelines of the 70th Session of UNGA.. The Foreign Minister of Nepal hosted and chaired this session.

In his remarks the Adviser stressed that Pakistan considered SAARC an important Forum for organizing a collective response to the regional challenges, particularly the regional development needs.

Pakistan was committed to the objectives enshrined in the Charter of SAARC, its Social Charter and its Development Goals. Pakistan had, over the years, taken substantial steps to advance the ideals and objectives of SAARC. Pakistan wanted SAARC to seize the moment, to leverage the full potential and reinvigorate the constructive engagement.

Pakistan looks forward to welcoming all the SAARC Member States to the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad, next year.