Realising the uniqueness of SAARC
The various member states have core competencies
that can be pooled together for mutual benefit. The South Asian
Association for Regional Cooperation represents 1.47 billion people,
which is around 25 per cent of the world population.
The economic integration of SAARC
Economic growth today is a collective matter in
a very significant way. Not even a nation, big or small, can think
of going it alone anymore. In fact, the whole world has become so
inter-linked that every event no matter how small or where it
happens is having an instant worldwide effect.
Reviewing the SAARC process
The 15th summit of the SAARC has been scheduled
to be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from July 27 to August 3, 2008.
Almost two decades after enunciation, the objectives in the Charter;
despite some achievements in aggregate and discrete realms,