Press Release


On behalf of officials of the SAARC Secretariat and on his own behalf, H. E. Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial, Secretary General of SAARC, today sent a message of felicitation to H. E. Dr. Arif Alvi on his election as the President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

 

In a letter addressed to the President, the Secretary General said, “Your Excellency’s election to the lofty position is amply demonstrative of the trust and confidence reposed in your able statesmanship.”

 

The Secretary General also acknowledged the constructive role of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan in promoting regional cooperation under the auspices of SAARC since its inception in 1985. Further acknowledging the support extended by the Government of Pakistan to SAARC and the SAARC Secretariat, he expressed the hope that the Nineteenth SAARC Summit to be hosted by Pakistan will accelerate the momentum of the SAARC process in promoting the welfare of the peoples of South Asia, which, he added, is one of the Charter objectives of SAARC.

 

The Secretary General also wished H. E. the President great success in the sublime position.

 

Kathmandu, 05 September 2018