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Today, Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani, in his maiden address to officers of the Foreign Service of Pakistan (FSP), underlined that the Foreign Office as one of the premier national institutions would continue striving to protect and promote Pakistan’s national interests. In this pursuit and, as head of the institution, he would be guided by the country’s leadership and parliamentarians. He added that Pakistan had always conducted its foreign relations on the basis of international law and UN Charter principles and that it would be his endeavour to work towards promoting peace, stability and prosperity in this region and beyond.

The Foreign Secretary said that Pakistan was a country with great potential. The Foreign Office and Pakistan Missions abroad were fully committed to give their best to the country. He assured the officers of addressing their administrative problems on priority so as to further improve the working environment, enabling all officers to realize their potential to the maximum.

Earlier, Additional Foreign Secretary Ikramullah Mehsud welcomed the Foreign Secretary on behalf of the officers and assured him of their full cooperation and support in the discharge of his professional responsibilities.

05 March 2012

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