Pakistan committed to its goals towards SAARC: foreign secretary

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua Friday said that as one of the founding members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Pakistan was committed to its goals of regional stability.

She was speaking at a reception held by Ministry of Foreign Affairs here to celebrate the 33rd SAARC Charter Day.

Janjua said that Pakistan reiterated its commitment to the objectives of SAARC, adding that serious efforts were needed to realise these objectives.

The foreign secretary said SAARC region was bestowed with immense natural resources and manpower that could be exploited for the welfare of the people through collaborative efforts.

The event was attended by the high commissioners, ambassadors and diplomats from the SAARC member countries and observer states, representatives of the SAARC bodies based in Islamabad and officials from various federal ministries as well as journalists and media persons.