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    SAARC COUNTRIES

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    SAARC

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    INTRODUCTION The South Asian Association for Regional

    Cooperation (SAARC) is an organization of SouthAsian nations, which was established on 8 December1985.

    It was established when the government of all 7saarc countries formally adopted its charter providingfor the promotion of economic and social progress,cultural development within the South Asia region and

    also for friendship and cooperation with otherdeveloping countries.

    It is dedicated to economic, technological, social, andcultural development emphasizing collective self-reliance.

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    Its seven founding members are SriLanka, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, India, Pakistan

    and Bangladesh Afghanistan joined the

    organization in 2007.

    Meetings of heads of state are usually scheduled

    annually; meetings of foreign secretaries, twice

    annually.

    Its headquartered is in Kathmandu ,Nepal.

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    Aim of SAARC.

    1. It promotes quality of life and economic growthin the region.

    2. It strengthens collective self-reliance.

    3. It encourages active collaboration in

    economic, technical and scientific fields.

    4. It aims at increasing people to people contact

    and sharing of information among the SAARC

    members.

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    Objectives of the association

    to promote the welfare of the peoples of SOUTHASIA and to improve their quality of life;

    to accelerate economic growth, social progress

    and cultural development in the region and to

    provide all individuals the opportunity to live in

    dignity and to realize their full potentials;

    to promote and strengthen collective self-reliance

    among the countries of SOUTH ASIA;

    to contribute to mutual trust, understanding and

    appreciation of one another's problems;

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    Continued

    to strengthen cooperation among themselves ininternational forums on matters of common

    interests; and

    to cooperate with international and regional

    organizations with similar aims and purposes

    to promote active collaboration and mutual

    assistance in the economic, social, cultural,

    technical and scientific fields;

    to strengthen cooperation with other developing

    countries;

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    SAARC Secretariat..

    The SAARC Secretariat is based in Kathmandu,Nepal. It coordinates and monitors

    implementation of activities, prepares for and

    services meetings, and serves as a channel of

    communication between the Association and itsMember States as well as other regional

    organisations.

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    Continued..

    The Secretariat is headed by the SecretaryGeneral, who is appointed by the Council ofMinisters from Member States in alphabeticalorder for a three year term. H.E. Mr. Ahmed

    Saleem from Maldives is the current SecretaryGeneral.

    .

    The Secretary General is assisted by eight

    Directors on deputation from the Member States.

    The SAARC Secretariat and Member States

    observe 8 December as the SAARC Charter Day.

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    secretary- general

    Mr. Ahmed Saleem of theRepublic of

    Maldives assumed charge

    as the Secretary-General of

    the South Asian Associationfor Regional Cooperation

    (SAARC) with effect from

    12 March 2012. H. E. Mr.

    Saleem is the eleventhSecretary-General of

    SAARC.

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    .

    Mr.Ahmar

    IsmailDirector Pakistan

    Tareque

    Muhammad

    Director,

    Bangladesh.

    DIRECTORS OF THE

    SAARC

    SECRETARIAT.

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    CONTINUED..

    Amrit LugunDirector, India

    Mohammad

    Ibrahim

    Ghafoori.Director

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    CONTINUED..

    Mr. Singye

    Dorjee.

    Director, Bhutan

    Mr. Ibrahim

    Zuhuree.

    Director, Maldives.

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    CONTINUED..

    Dhan Bahadur

    Oli.Director, Nepal

    Prasanna

    Gamage.Director, Sri

    Lanka

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    Current members of SAARC

    Afghanistan

    Bangladesh

    Bhutan

    India Maldives

    Nepal

    Pakistan

    Sri Lanka

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladeshhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldiveshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepalhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Lankahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nepalhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldiveshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indiahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhutanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangladeshhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan
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    Secretaries-General of SAARC.

    Abul Ahsan (bng)January 16, 1987 to 15 October 1989 Kishore Kant Bhargava(Ind)October 17, 1989 to

    December 31, 1991

    Ibrahim Hussain Zaki(mal)January 1, 1992 to December31, 1993

    Yadav Kant Silwal(Npl)January 1, 1994 to December 31,1995

    Naeem U. Hasan(pk)January 1, 1996 to December 31,1998

    Nihal Rodrigo(srl)January 1, 1999 to January 10, 2002 Q.A.M.A. Rahim(bng)January 11, 2002 to February 28,

    2005

    Lyonpo Chenkyab Dorji(bht)March 1, 2005 to February29, 2008

    Sheel Kant Sharma(ind)March 1, 2008 to February 28,

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abul_Ahsanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kishore_Kant_Bhargava&action=edit&redlink=1http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibrahim_Hussain_Zakihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yadav_Kant_Silwalhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naeem_U._Hasanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihal_Rodrigohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q.A.M.A._Rahimhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonpo_Chenkyab_Dorjihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheel_Kant_Sharmahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheel_Kant_Sharmahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonpo_Chenkyab_Dorjihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonpo_Chenkyab_Dorjihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonpo_Chenkyab_Dorjihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyonpo_Chenkyab_Dorjihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q.A.M.A._Rahimhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Q.A.M.A._Rahimhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihal_Rodrigohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihal_Rodrigohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nihal_Rodrigohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naeem_U._Hasanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naeem_U._Hasanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yadav_Kant_Silwalhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibrahim_Hussain_Zakihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibrahim_Hussain_Zakihttp://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Kishore_Kant_Bhargava&action=edit&redlink=1http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abul_Ahsan
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    IPA (INTEGRATED PROGRAMME

    OF ACTION)

    The Declaration on South Asian RegionalCooperation was adopted by the ForeignMinisters in 1983 in New Delhi. During themeeting, the Ministers also launched theIntegrated Programme of Action (IPA) in nine

    agreed areas namely:- Agriculture.

    Rural Development

    Telecommunication

    Meteorology

    Health and Population Activities

    Transport, Postal Services

    Science and Technology

    Sports, Arts and Culture