IndiaBangladeshSri LankaPakistanBhutanMaldives NepalAfghanistan
OBJECTIVES OF SAARC
To improve the quality of life and welfare of people of the SAARC member countries.2.
To develop the region economically, socially and culturally.3.
To provide the opportunity to the people of the region to live in dignity and to exploittheir potentialities.4.
To enhance the self-reliance of the member countries jointly.5.
To provide conductive climate for creating and enhancing mutual trust,understanding
and application of one another’s issues.
To enhance the cooperation with other developing economies.7.
To enhance the mutual assistance among the member countries in the areas of economic, social, cultural, scientific and technical fields.8.
To have unity among the member countries regarding the issues of common interestin the international forums.9.
To extend cooperation to other trade blocks.10.
To have unity among member countries.11.
Acceleration of economic growth,12.
Social progress and cultural development in the region,13.
Promotion of active collaboration and mutual assistance in the economic, socialcultural, technical and scientific fields and14.
Strengthening of cooperation among the Member States in international forumon matters of common interest.