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South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

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The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of nations in South Asia. Its member states include Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, the Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. SAARC comprises 3% of the world's area, 21% of the world's population and 3.8% (US$2.9 trillion) of the global economy, as of 2015.

SAARC was founded in Dhaka on 8 December 1985. Its secretariat is based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The organization promotes development of economic and regional integration. It launched the South Asian Free Trade Area in 2006. SAARC maintains permanent diplomatic relations at the United Nations as an observer and has developed links with multilateral entities, including the European Union.

Link: SAARC

Official Web-Site

 

Member countries

Map South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation - Member states map

 

Full members Observers Special members
Afghanistan   Australia
Bangladesh   Austria
Bhutan   China
India   Iran
Maldives   Japan
Nepal   Korea South
Pakistan   Mauritius
Sri Lanka   Myanmar / Burma

 

 

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