Connectivity among SAARC member states requires for a prosperous region. Iftikhar Malik


ISLAMABAD, Jul 05 :President SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry Iftikhar Ali Malik called for increased level of coordination and connectivity among the SAARC member states for a prosperous region.
Talking to a business delegationThe organisation needs to work towards achieving economic, cultural and social growth of the region. He said that Pakistan attaches great importance to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and remained committed to its principles and objectives of its Charter.
Pakistan had always strived to make the regional body a vibrant vehicle for mutual cooperation based on the principle of sovereign equality, he added.
He said that SAARC had immense potential for strengthening the economies of the member countries and to promote collaboration in various areas of mutual significance.
Iftikhar said that he would do his best to promote regional trade and Pakistan had advanced its belief that a secure and peaceful environment in South Asia was crucial for the advancement of region’s development and prosperity.
He said Pakistan had all resources to become an economic giant but only need is to set directions with zeal, courage and sincerity. He said Pakistan’s huge mineral resources could help get rid of the economic ills.

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