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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Bhandari and Abbasi hoped to reinvigorate the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (Saarc) as an important regional organisation.
Despite the emergence of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC for short), India appears to have made no conscious effort to lower its profile so as to avoid giving the smaller member states a feeling of having a 'big brother' in their midst.
LAHORE -- South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an apex body of the region, on Thursday greeted all the Muslims of member states on the occasion of Eidul Azha.
Kathmandu, Nov 8 (ANI): Nepal's cabinet has been expanded before Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai leaves for Maldives to attend the 17th South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Summit scheduled to be held on November 10.
SAFA is an Apex Body of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) and a Regional Grouping of International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).
The gathering of Presidents and Prime Ministers of the eight-nation South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) involved hundreds of senior government officials from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka, amidst tight security.
The summit was inaugurated by Singh, who is the outgoing chairman of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (Saarc), founded with the aim of deepening regional economic co-operation.
It will cover Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, the countries represented by the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC), which represents a fifth of the global population.
Recently, the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) completed two decades of its existence.
LAHORE -- South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industry, an apex body in the region on Tuesday announced to despatch a number of relief consignments to the earthquake-hit areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
It was jointly produced by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law (SRCLAW) and Women of the Asia Pacific Plus (WAP+).
Addressing the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC) Interior Ministers' Conference here, Chidambaram sought fullest cooperation among SAARC countries in sharing information on potential terrorists and planned acts of terrorism to create a more secure environment in the region.
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