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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Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) have both completed thirty-one years of their existence at the end of 2016.
Chairman NAB, Qamar Zaman Chaudhry said it will help strengthen cooperation amongst the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation countries in the fight against corruption.
There is huge potential in South Asia to boost intra-regional trade and South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is all set to establish an Industrial Park to promote investment and trade among regional countries, said Saarc's newly-elected President Suraj Vaidya.
GBI Research suggests that the import/export of power between the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries will help support the entire region, providing support in the event of a deficit between the demand and supply of power in any member country.
They mentioned textiles and garments as an example where South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries trade only 18% of textiles among themselves, although India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are strong global players in textiles and garments.
The foreign secretaries met in Thimpu recently on the sidelines of a summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and agreed to resume talks that were stalled in the aftermath of Mumbai terror strike in 2008 in which more than 165 people were killed and dozens more were wounded.
India's Nirupama Rao met with her Pakistani counterpart Salman Bashir on the margins of a South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) meeting in Thimphu Sunday night.
Since then, it has spread to all eight member countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
KATHMANDU, April 26 -- At the invitation of Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Yoser Thinley, Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is scheduled to leave for Thimphu on April 27 to attend the 16th Summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
They took a note of a significant role of such international and regional organizations and structures as UN, Economic Cooperation Organization, Shanghai Cooperation Organization, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Central and South Asian Transport and Trade Forum, UN UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia.
Analysts trace the weakening to a decision by Pakistan to enter into Free Trade Area (FTA) pacts with several of its neighbors under the ambit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
We are supportive of the efforts by the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries to establish the South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA).
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