ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Secretary General of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Esala Ruwan Weerakoon will undertake a four-day visit to Pakistan from December 22 to 25, 2021.
This is the SAARC secretary general’s maiden visit to Pakistan since assuming the office in March 2020.
During his visit, the SAARC Secretary GeneralEsala Ruwan Weerakoon will call on Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi besides meetings with other high officials.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that the visit is an opportunity to reiterate Pakistan’s commitment to the objectives and principles of SAARC, share our perspective on various aspects of cooperation with SAARC, and highlight Pakistan’s efforts for the promotion of peace, security, and development in the region.
The Spokesperson said that as a founding member of SAARC, Pakistan is fully resolved to advancing the objectives of the organization as enshrined in its Charter, and has always played an active role in the SAARC processes and activities.
Pakistan has contributed significantly to the realization of SAARC objectives of cooperation, mutual trust, economic integration, and social and cultural development in the region, he said.