SOUTH ASIAN AS­SO­CI­A­TION FOR RE­GIONAL CO­OP­ER­A­TION

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The South Asian As­so­ci­a­tion for Re­gional Co­op­er­a­tion (SAARC) is the re­gional in­ter­gov­ern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion and geopo­lit­i­cal union of states in South Asia. Its mem­ber states in­clude Afghanista­n, Bangladesh, Bhutan, In­dia, the Mal­dives, Nepal, Pak­istan and Sri Lanka.

By 2015, SAARC com­prised 3% of the world’s area, 21% of the world’s pop­u­la­tion and 3.8% (USD2.9 tril­lion) of the global economy. SAARC was founded in Dhaka on De­cem­ber 8,1985. The or­gan­i­sa­tion pro­motes de­vel­op­ment of eco­nomic and re­gional in­te­gra­tion.

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