SAARC General Knowledge Information by Adspk

SAARC General Knowledge Information by Adspk

The South Asian Association for Regional (SAARC)

SAARC Stands for (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) which was established on 8 December 1985

SAARC List of Countries

Aim 

To promote the welfare of the peoples of SOUTH ASIA.

To accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region.

To cooperate with international and regional organizations.

To strengthen cooperation with other developing countries.

Headquarter 

The SAARC Secretariat was established in Katmandu on 16 January 1987 and was inaugurated by Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah of Nepal.

Members

Total 8 members Sri Lanka, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, are its founder members and Bangladesh. Afghanistan joined the organization in 2007

Information of SAARC Summits

1st 7–8 December 1985     Bangladesh

2nd 16–17 November 1986      India     Bangalore

3rd 2–4 November 1987      Nepal     Katmandu

4th 29–31 December 1988      Pakistan

5th 21–23 November 1990      Maldives     Malé

6th 21 December 1991      Sri Lanka     Colombo

7th 10-11 April 1993      Bangladesh     Dhaka

8th 2–4 May 1995      India     New Delhi

9th 12–14 May 1997      Maldives     Malé

10th 29–31 July 1998      Sri Lanka     Colombo

11th 4–6 January 2002      Nepal     Katmandu

12th 2–6 January 2004      Pakistan     Islamabad

13th 12–13 November 2005      Bangladesh

14th 3–4 April 2007      India     New Delhi

15th 1–3 August 2008      Sri Lanka     Colombo

16th 28–29 April 2010      Bhutan     Thimphu

17th 10-11 November 2011[14]      Maldives     Addu

18th 2013       Nepal

SAARC List of Secretaries General

Present, Previous, Former, Current Secretaries General of (SAARC)

The SAARC Secretariat is based in Katmandu, Nepal. The Secretariat is headed by the Secretary General, who is appointed by the Council of Ministers from Member States in alphabetical order for a three year term. H.E. Mr. Arjun Bahadur Thapa from Nepal is the current Secretary General. (1 March 2014 to date)

Abul Ahsan (Bangladesh)
(16 Jan 1987 – 15 Oct 1989)

Kant Kishore Bhargava (India)
(17 Oct 1989 – 31 Dec 1991)

Ibrahim Hussain Zaki (Maldives)
(1 Jan 1992 – 31 Dec 1993)

Yadab Kant Silwal (Nepal)
(1 Jan 1994 – 31 Dec 1995)

Naeem U.Hasan (Pakistan)
(1 Jan 1996 – 31 Dec 1998)

Nihal Rodrigo (Sri Lanka)
(1 Jan 1999 – 10 Jan 2002)

Q.A.M.A. Rahim (Bangladesh)
(11 Jan 2002 – 28 Feb 2005)

Chenkyab Dorji (Bhutan)
(1 Mar 2005 – 29 Feb 2008)

Sheel Kant Sharma (India)
(1 Mar 2008 – 28 Feb 2011)

Fathimath Dhiyana Saeed (Maldives)
(1 Mar 2011 – 22 Jan 2012)

Ahmed Saleem (Maldives)
(12 Mar 2012 – 28 Feb 2014)

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