What Does SAARC Stand for?

(SAARC) Stand for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

What is SAARC?

(SAARC) Stand for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is Basically an economic and geopolitical organization which comprises eight countries and That is Primary Located in South Asia which are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan,  Srilanka, Maldives, & Afghanistan. 

There is an agreement between these countries to reduce Custom duties while trading and proposed Free Visa Scheme Travel without Visa. There is an agreement between Regional railways and Motor Vehicles agreement Between there Countries.

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) also Proposed South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA) it was signed on 11 April 1993 and entered into force on 7 Dec 1995.

The Main Objective of  (SAFTA) is to promote and Sustain Mutual Trade and Economic Cooperation within the (SAARC) Region.

SAARC- Stand for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

History Of SAARC Countries?

South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was established in 1985 its Secretariat is in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Official Language of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is English. The founding members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation are,  

  • India
  •  Pakistan
  • Bangladesh 
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan 
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Afghanistan

The first Summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation is at Dhaka and the regional political and economic cooperation raised in 1980 and the first summit was held in Dhaka on 8 December 1985.

SAARC Objectives?

The main objectives of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) are to promote welfare, economics, collective Self Reliance among countries of South Asia & Accelerate socio-Culture Development in the region.

To promote the welfare of the people of the south and improve the Quality of life.

The Objective of SAARC is to cooperate with international and regional organizations with similar aims and Objectives.

to promote active collaboration and mutual assistance in the economic, social, and culture.

to contribute mutual trust and understanding in the countries of South Asia

SAARC Member Countries?

There are Eight Member Countries in (SAARC) the name of the countries areas under below these countries are the member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation.

  • India
  •  Pakistan
  • Bangladesh 
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan 
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Afghanistan.