SAARC Summit 2014

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Special address by External Affairs Minister of India on SAARC Charter Day

Dr. Kavita Sharma, President of the South Asian University Distinguished panelists, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen.   I feel honoured and privileged to join you all today at this special event on ‘SAARC in a Globalizing World’. I am especially happy that we are having this event on December 8 which is observed as SAARC Charter Day to commemorate the signing of the SAARC Charter in 1985.

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Regional agriculture

The Kathmandu Declaration of the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit has many things to say about collective development of agriculture in the region.

Pakistan gets SAARC all wrong

  The 18th SAARC summit concluded in Kathmandu with the signing of a framework agreement on energy cooperation and the adoption of a declaration that keeps hopes alive that the regional body will move on, albeit at a snail’s pace.

The BITs bit at the other SAARC

Prior to the official Saarc Summit held in Kathmandu, the city witnessed a People’s Saarc that brought more than a hundred South Asian civil society organisations to deliberate in about 80 sessions spread over three days on issues of democracy, peace and social justice.

Is SAARC heading for failure?

The 18th South Asian Association  for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit concluded in Kathmandu on November 27, 2014. 

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