Declaration of 18th SAARC Summit: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Nepal hosts first-ever SAARC Agriculture Cooperative Business Forum

The first-ever SAARC Agriculture Cooperative Business Forum has started in Kathmandu, Nepal on August 29, 2018. It is co-organized by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Asian Farmers’ Association (AFA) with the support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The aim of the forum is to bring together representatives both from ..

Philippines hosts 12th informal meeting of SAARC finance Ministers

The 12th informal meeting of SAARC Finance Ministers was held in Manila, Philippines on May 4, on the sidelines of the 51st Annual Meeting of Asian Development Bank (ADB). The meeting was attended by the Finance Ministers / Heads of Delegations from the SAARC member states. Finance Minister of Nepal Yuba Raj Khatiwada chaired the ..

Seventeenth SAARC Summit & Addu Declaration

Recently, the Seventeenth SAARC Summit was concluded in Maldives with the release of the Addu Declaration. Here is a brief discussion: What is SAARC? South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was founded in December 1985 by Ziaur Rahman and dedicated to economic, technological, social, and cultural development emphasising collective self-reliance. The 7 founding members ..

SAFTA →Current Position & Issues

Discuss the role of SAFTA in regional trade cooperation. What are the issues & hurdles for its full Operationalisation? SAFTA refers to the “Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA)”. This agreement was reached in 2004 in the 12th SAARC summit at Islamabad. The objective was to create a free trade area comprising Bangladesh, ..

SAFTA →Role in Regional Trade Cooperation, Current Position & Issues

Discuss the role of SAFTA in regional trade cooperation. What are the issues & hurdles for its full Operationalisation? SAFTA refers to the “Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA)”. This agreement was reached in 2004 in the 12th SAARC summit at Islamabad. The objective was to create a free trade area comprising Bangladesh, ..