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SAARC Organization

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  1. Zia-ur Rehman, President of Bangladesh felt that an organisation, which would work for the economic and social development in Asia needs to be established.
  2. Accordingly, the first among the four meetings of foreign secretaries of Bangladesh, India, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Nepal was convened in 1981, at Colombo.
  3. In this meeting, it was decided to work together for planning of regional co-operation, rural development, health, demographic issues, trade, etc.
  4. In 1983, the foreign ministers of the above mentioned countries published the ‘SARC Declaration’ in Delhi. In 1985, SAARC was established at the summit meeting held at Dhaka.
Concept: South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC)
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