South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

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South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

Also called SAARC. An international organization dedicated to mutual assistance and economic cooperation among nations in South Asia. Heads of state of member nations meet once a year and foreign secretaries twice a year. It was established in 1985 and maintains its headquarters in Kathmandu.
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LAHORE -- South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SAARC CCI) has since its inception been striving hard to enhance trade among all the SAARC countries- Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, and Afghanistan.
Sri Lanka belongs to the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation, composed of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and Pakistan.
however, fact also remains that both have been important members of the south Asia Association for regional Cooperation and are important players in the international system.
Another newspaper, the Mandegar Daily, also quoted Noor in its Sunday edition, as saying, "Invitations have been sent to international observers from the European Union and South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation countries".
9 (ANI): Pakistan lawmaker Farzana Raja said that militancy was a global issue and added that his country was ready to help the world counter it as she called for stronger socio-political ties amongst South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries.
The leaders of the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) during 14th summit in New Delhi in April 2007 had predicted a new dawn for South Asia.
Defining South Asia as the seven countries clustered around India that comprise the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation, (but not Afghanistan, which became the eighth in 2007 but is not included in earlier figures for comparison), economists Rana (Nanynang Technological U.
The South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation remains a body with much potential yet very little presence.
Pakistan, May 16 -- SOUTH ASIA Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) is now into its twenty-fifth year.
Karzai also referred to the fact that both Pakistan and Afghanistan are members of economic cooperation organizations and the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation dedicated to promote regional cooperation.
In his meeting with Kono, Kadirgamar thanked Japan for its contribution to the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), which total 400,000 dollars a year.
Further, it is relevant to say that Sri Lanka and Pakistan are members of various international forums, including that of the newly-constituted South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and therefore, trade between our two friendly countries has become an important issue under the newly-constituted form.
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