By contrast, SAARC
was conceived by Bangladesh President, Gen.
Iftikhar Malik said the agenda of theses meeting were focused on enhancing trade among all the SAARC
countries: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, and Afghanistan.
CCI has taken initiatives to reinforce a common South Asian identity given the region's close historical, cultural and geographical ties and the mutual aspiration and desire of all member states to promote the social and economic welfare of people.
For forced marriage victims residing within SAARC
Region, the same hotline will be used to provide immediate support.
summit has not been held after India, followed by Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Bhutan, pulled out of the 19th summit in November 2016.
Speaking on the occasion, Ms Janjua renewed Pakistan's desire to host the 19th Saarc
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.
Ambassadors and representatives of the missions of member and observer states of SAARC
,hHeads 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.
Chamber of Commerce and Industry is an apex business organization of SAARC
dedicated to promote regional economic integration through creating strong business linkages among the entrepreneurs of the of South Asia.
In his formal statement at the meeting, the foreign minister said, 'Pakistan remains ready to hold the SAARC
summit, at any date agreed to by the SAARC
He stressed the need for an increased level of connectivity among the SAARC
member states for a prosperous region.