South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

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  • Established: By charter signed December 8, 1985, in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

    Purpose: “[T]o promote the welfare of the peoples of South Asia and to improve their quality of life; . . . to promote and strengthen collective self-reliance among the countries of South Asia; . . . to promote active collaboration and mutual assistance in the economic, social, cultural, technical and scientific fields; . . . and to co-operate with international and regional organizations with similar aims and purposes.”

    Headquarters: Kathmandu, Nepal.

    Principal Organs: Meeting of Heads of State or Government, Council of Ministers, Standing Committee, Programming Committee, Technical Committees, Secretariat.

    Website: www.saarc-sec.org.

    Secretary-General: Amjad Hussain B. Sial (Pakistan).

    Membership (8): Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.

    Observers (9): Australia, China, European Union, Iran, Japan, Mauritius, Myanmar, South Korea, United States.

    Official Language: English.

    Origin and development. Prior to the formation of SAARC, South ...

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