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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The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) - An emerging collaboration architecture.
Countries of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) will map out a common strategy to contain the outbreak of the disease.
In May, Marlene and I had the opportunity to attend the 2nd South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) congress in Katmandu.
Moreover, he said, peace in the region will also play a role to revive South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.
ISLAMABAD -- An Accountability Court (AC) Tuesday permitted National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to meet convicted Nawaz Sharif in jail for investigation related to personal use of bullet proof vehicles imported for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) conference 2016.
ISLAMABAD -- An accountability court on Tuesday allowed the accountability watchdog to interrogate ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on the alleged illegal use of 20 bulletproof cars imported for a conference of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).
MUMBAI -- Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday has told that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would not travel to Pakistan to attend South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit.
ISLAMABAD -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be invited to Pakistan for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) summit, Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said on Tuesday.
He said, 'Pakistan is a role model for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries because of achieving great success against white-collar crimes and corruption.'
Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi termed India an impediment to South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation's (SAARC) progress after his Indian counterpart, Sushma Swaraj, left a SAARC meeting before hearing Pakistan's statement.
The writer, while describing the background that brought SAARC into being states, that the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation was 'conceived by Bangladesh's then President Hussain Mohammad Ershad,and that the idea took time to win acceptance, and the charter was signed in Dhaka on Dec 8, 1985, by President Ershad, the king of Bhutan, the prime minister of India, the president of the Maldives, the king of Nepal and the president of Pakistan.'
Summary: New Delhi [India], Sep 19 (ANI): The foreign ministers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries will meet on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), as per sources.
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