In view of former Minister for Foreign Affairs, the decision is meant for regional integrity in development endevours and reaching the outcomes to the poor people. The summit dealt specifically with areas such as poverty alleviation, economic cooperation, counter-terrorism, disaster management, and the implementation of SAFTA.
In the declaration of the First SAARC Summit the Member States expressed concern at the deteriorating international political situation and the unprecedented escalation of the arms race, particularly in its nuclear aspect. His statements on making the SAARC more active for strengthening regional unity, demonstrating solidarity and consolidating mutual ties gave a clear message that onwards SAARC could not run through conventional way.
In the declaration of the First SAARC Summit the Member States expressed concern at the deteriorating international political situation and the unprecedented escalation of the arms race, particularly in its nuclear aspect.
The leaders also recognized the linkage between disarmament and development. All the SAARC members condemned terrorism in all its forms and expressed common resolve to fight this menace.
The consultation Nepalese PM Koirala held with his Bhutanese counterpart, Tshering Tobgay, on allowing the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal to re-settle in their home country, although ended inconclusively, has kindled a beam of hope for the 20 thousands Bhutanese refugees residing in various camps in Nepal.
It recorded a clear and firm call for the urgent conclusion of a comprehensive convention on combating international terrorism and forging international cooperation for meeting this scourge in conformity with the UN Charter, International Law and relevant conventions.
China and Japan were accorded observer status. The efforts of the countries of South Asia, were successful, when the South Asian association for regional cooperation was formally launched in December with the specific aim of promoting regional economic cooperation among the seven member States— India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives.
Heads of State and Government condemned terrorist violence in all forms and stated that terrorism continues to be a major threat in South Asia, as well as a challenge to all States worldwide.
The Dhaka Summit Ministers adopted a nine point resolution to fight terrorism and drug trafficking in the region by expediting the existing SAARC mechanism and sharing information and experiences among member states.
It was further accepted that regional cooperation shall be complimentary and supplementary to bilateral and multilateral cooperation among the member states. This factor decidedly created a good environment for healthier proceedings in the Summit. In this context, they called on all States to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorist acts by criminalizing the collection of funds for such acts and refraining from organizing, instigating, assisting, or participating in terrorist acts in States or acquiescing in organized activities within its territory directed towards the commission of such acts.
In this connection, they welcomed the recent meeting between President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev in Geneva and expressed the hope that the meeting would have a positive effect on international peace and security.
January 1, was described as a milestone on the road to the South Asian Economic Union. It gave a call for speeding up cooperation in core areas of trade, finance and investment for realizing the goal of an integrated South Asian economy and maximizing the benefits of globalisation and liberalisation as well as for minimizing the negative impacts on the region.
They also reiterated their support of UNSC Resolution of 28 September and affirmed their determination to redouble efforts, collectively as well as individually, to prevent and suppress terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
Specifically, it encourages States to hold individuals or groups that have committed terrorist-related offenses liable domestically, and to implement practical measures and adapt domestic legislation to prevent and suppress terrorist financing.
However these could produce only limited results due to the presence of conflict and problems among the members of this association. This was done to specify that it was an association for the promotion of regional cooperation among the South Asian countries.
They also emphasized that international cooperation to combat terrorism should be conducted in conformity with the UN Charter, international law, and relevant international conventions. They also emphasized the need for an early conclusion of a Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism.
It has been trying to woo Bangladesh and Sri Lanka into its game.South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC): Its Role, Hurdles and Prospects Irum Shaheen Department of Political Science, University of Peshawar, Pakistan Abstract: In the face of increasing importance of regionalism, SAARC stands unavoidable and significant organization in South Asia.
the hope that the facility will enable the Centre to carry out its functions more efficiently in a cost-effective manner. awareness about the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in and beyond South Asia. Under this programme, interested.
H. E. Mr. Amjad Hussain B. Sial, SAARC, addressed the Inaugural Session of the International Conference on Doubling the Income of Farmers of SAARC Countries in Kathmandu today.
Press Release-Secretary General of SAARC, today sent a message of felicitation to H. E. Dr. Arif Alvi on his election as the President of the. `SAARC – a regional hope When an entire region or group of neighboring countries face common problems relating to health, education, poverty and unemployment then in order to tackle those problems the group of countries co-operate and form a powerful institution; which represents all.
However, without a meaningful commitment towards democracy, the aims of the Addu Declaration can never be fully realised. Consequently, the 17th SAARC Summit should be deemed a failure, as the SAARC Charter of Democracy was not signed.
Nov 22, · Secretary General of SAARC calls on Vice President of Nepal, 22 November H. E. Mr. Amjad Hussain B.
Sial, Secretary General of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), called on Rt. Hon’ble Mr. Nanda Bahadur Pun, Vice President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal today.Download