Pakistan, celebrated the 34th SAARC Charter Day on 7th December 2018 in collaboration with the SAARC Arbitration Council and SAARC Energy Center. Foreign Secretary, Tehmina Janjua, was the Chief Guest. Ambassadors and representatives of the Missions of Member and Observer States of SAARC, Heads and representatives of SAARC Arbitration Council, SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and SAARC Energy Center, officers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan and representatives of print and electronic media attended the ceremony.
While addressing the gathering, Foreign Secretary emphasized that only through adhering to the principles of sovereign equality and mutual respect among member states, would we be able to guide SAARC to our cherished goal of a prosperous and developed South Asian region. She also reiterated that Pakistan stands ready to host the 19th SAARC Summit. The speakers highlighted the importance of SAARC in fulfilling the collective goal of socio-economic progress as envisaged by the leaders of SAARC 34 years ago.
The event was held to commemorate the 34th anniversary of SAARC and to raise public awareness about the government’s commitment to the SAARC process. It helped emphasize the activities of the association.