Press Release

Secretary General interacts with IRS Islamabad

Commencing his introductory visit to Pakistan, H.E. Ambassador Md. Golam Sarwar, the Secretary General, participated today in the interactive session on "Reinvigorating SAARC" organized by the Institute of Regional Studies (IRS). In his remarks, the Secretary General highlighted the efforts in moving ahead in the defined areas of cooperation; elucidated on accomplishments so far as well as firm commitment from the Member States for the SAARC process; emphasized the role of think-tanks and opinion makers in building positive opinion on regional cooperation; and underscored the need to revitalize SAARC. The interactive session was attended by representatives of diplomatic missions of SAARC Member States, representatives from think-tanks, media and distinguished personalities having expertise in regional affairs. IRS is Islamabad-based eminent think-tank currently presided by Ambassador Jauhar Saleem, Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan.