PM reminds sovereign equality and mutual respect for Saarc cooperation. Prime Minister Imran Khan referred to Saarc principles in his message on 35th SAARC Charter Day.
PM reminds sovereign equality
He emphasized that result-oriented regional cooperation can be achieved only by adhering to the cardinal principles of sovereign equality and mutual respect as enshrined in the Saarc charter.
Furthermore, Pakistan head of the government said that Pakistan firmly believe in the aforesaid principle.
He said this day reminds us of the enormous responsibility placed on our shoulders by our peoples and their expectations from their leaders to address the common challenges of poverty, illiteracy, disease and under-development.
Moreover, he stated that 8th of December marks the day when leaders with vision and foresight adopted the SAARC Charter. And they pledged to work together for the progress and prosperity of South Asia.
During the first summit in Dhaka, on December 8, 1985, the Heads of State and Government from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives, had adopted the Charter of SAARC.
That marked the beginning of a new era of regional cooperation in the history of South Asia.
Unfortunately, Modi-led BJP government of India has disappointed saarc people through its fanaticism. Otherwise, Saarc Summit in Pakistan would have been a good opportunity for a reset.