SAARC Tourism
Guide to Saarc Countries and Tourism in Saarc Nations

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Saarc Countries Information
Exclusive Sri Lanka Tours
Maldives Holidays Package Tours

Pashupatinath Temple
Mount Everest Trekking Route
Annapurna Range
Changunarayan Temple
Royal Chitwan National Park
Swayambhunath
Bhaktapur Travel
Birgunj Travel
Lumbini Travel
Nepalgunj Travel
Patan Travel
Pokhara Travel


Adam's Peak
Beaches
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Temple of Tooth
Sinharaja Forest
Adventure
Eco Tourism
Colombo
Dambulla
Kandy


Male
Seenu (Addu Atoll)
Maldives Surfing
Scuba Diving
Maldives Snorkeling


Taj Mahal
Khajuraho Temples
Qutub Minar
Konark Sun Temple



Hotels

Bangladesh Hotels
Sri Lanka Hotels
Bhutan Hotels
Pakistan Hotels
Afghanistan Hotels


1st Saarc Summit (Dhaka)
2nd Saarc Summit (Bangalore)
3rd Saarc Summit (Kathmandu)
4th Saarc Summit (Islamabad)
5th Saarc Summit (Male')
6th Saarc Summit (Colombo)
7th Saarc Summit (Dhaka)
8th Saarc Summit (New Delhi)
9th Saarc Summit (Male')
10th Saarc Summit (Colombo)
11th Saarc Summit (Kathmandu)
12th Saarc Summit (Islamabad)
13th Saarc Summit (Dhaka)
14th Saarc Summit (New Delhi)


Nepal Kathmandu Packages

Adventure Tour
Culture Tour
Wildlife Tour
Pilgrimage Tour
Nepal Travel Package
Nepal Vacations Package


Essence of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Wonders Tour
Sri Lanka Attractions Tour
Tour to Kandy and Columbo
Sri Lankan Honeymoon Dreams
Sri Lanka Depth Tour Package


Holiday Maldives Package
Maldives Holiday
Maldives Islands Package
Maldives Travel Package
Maldives Vacation Package


Golden Triangle Tour Package
Rajasthan Tour Package
Kerala Tour Package
South India Tour Package
India Tiger Tour Package
Vacation in India Tour
Kerala Ayurveda Tour
Kerala Backwaters Tour
North India Tour Package


Chittagong Rangmati Tour
Dhaka Chittagong Tour
Mahsthan Khulna Tour
Hill Tracts Indigenous Culture Tour


Journey to the Bhutan Kingdom
Bhutan Trip
The Dragon Tour
Thimphu Festival Tour
Discover Bhutan Tour
Fly-Fishing Expedtion
Jumolhari Trekking Tour


Guided tour of Pakistan
Trip to Pakistan
Cultural Tour of Pakistan

Tour package

Nepal Tour Packages

Duration: 05 Nights - 06 Days


Sri Lanka Tour Packages

Duration: 07 Nights - 08 Days


Maldives Package Tour

Duration: 07 Nights - 08 Days


India Tours Package

Duration: 05 Nights - 06 Days


Bangladesh Tour Packages

Duration: 06 Nights - 07 Days



Charter of the SAARC

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We, the Heads of State or Government of BANGLADESH, BHUTAN, INDIA, MALDIVES, NEPAL, PAKISTAN and SRI LANKA;
  1. Desirous of promoting peace, stability, amity and progress in the region through strict adherence to the principles of the UNITED NATIONS CHARTER and NON-ALIGNMENT, particularly respect for the principles of sovereign equality, territorial integrity, national independence, non-use of force and non-interference in the internal affairs of other States and peaceful settlement of all disputes;
  2. Conscious that in an increasingly interdependent world, the objectives of peace, freedom, social justice and economic prosperity are best achieved in the SOUTH ASIAN region by fostering mutual understanding, good neighbourly relations and meaningful cooperation among the Member States which are bound by ties of history and culture;
  3. Aware of the common problems, interests and aspirations of the peoples of SOUTH ASIA and the need for joint action and enhanced cooperation within their respective political and economic systems and cultural traditions;
  4. Convinced that regional cooperation among the countries of SOUTH ASIA is mutually beneficial, desirable and necessary for promoting the welfare and improving the quality of life of the peoples of the region;
  5. Convinced further that economic, social and technical cooperation among the countries of SOUTH ASIA would contribute significantly to national and collective self-reliance;
  6. Recognising that increased cooperation, contacts and exchanges among the countries of the region will contribute to the promotion of friendship and understanding among their peoples;
  7. Recalling the DECLARATION signed by their Foreign Ministers in NEW DELHI on August 2, 1983 and noting the progress achieved in regional cooperation;
  8. Reaffirming their determination to promote such cooperation within an institutional framework;
Do Hereby Agree to establish an organisation to be known as SOUTH ASIAN ASSOCIATION FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION hereinafter referred to as the ASSOCIATION, with the following objectives, principles, institutional and financial arrangements:

Article IObjectives
The objectives of the ASSOCIATION shall be:
  1. to promote the welfare of the peoples of SOUTH ASIA and to improve their quality of life;
  2. to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region and to provide all individuals the opportunity to live in dignity and to realise their full potentials;
  3. to promote and strengthen collective self-reliance among the countries of SOUTH ASIA;
  4. to contribute to mutual trust, understanding and appreciation of one another's problems;
  5. to promote active collaboration and mutual assistance in the economic, social, cultural, technical and scientific fields;
  6. to strengthen cooperation with other developing countries;
  7. to strengthen cooperation among themselves in international forums on matters of common interests; and
  8. to cooperate with international and regional organisations with similar aims and purposes.
Article IIPrinciples
  1. Cooperation within the framework of the ASSOCIATION shall be based on respect for the principles of sovereign equality, territorial integrity, political independence, non-interference in the internal affairs of other States and mutual benefit.
  2. Such cooperation shall not be a substitute for bilateral and multilateral cooperation but shall complement them.
  3. Such cooperation shall not be inconsistent with bilateral and multilateral obligations.
Article IIIMeetings Of The Heads Of State Or Government
The Heads of State or Government shall meet once a year or more often as and when considered necessary by the Member States.

Article IVCouncil Of Ministers
  1. A Council of Ministers consisting of the Foreign Ministers of the Member States shall be established with the following functions
    1. formulation of the policies of the ASSOCIATION;
    2. review of the progress of cooperation under the ASSOCIATION;
    3. decision on new areas of cooperation;
    4. establishment of additional mechanism under the ASSOCIATION as deemed necessary;
    5. decision on other matters of general interest to the ASSOCIATION
  2. The Council of Ministers shall meet twice a year. Extraordinary session of the Council may be held by agreement among the Member States.

Article VStanding Committee
  1. The Standing Committee comprising the Foreign Secretaries shall have the following functions:
    1. overall monitoring and coordination of programme of cooperation;
    2. approval of projects and programmes, and the modalities of their financing;
    3. determination of inter-sectoral priorities;
    4. mobilisation of regional and external resources;
    5. identification of new areas of cooperation based on appropriate studies.
  2. The Standing Committee shall meet as often as deemed necessary.
  3. The Standing Committee shall submit periodic reports to the Council of Ministers and make reference to it as and when necessary for decisions on policy matters.

Article VITechnical Committees
  1. Technical Committees comprising representatives of Member States shall be responsible for the implementation, coordination and monitoring of the programmes in their respective areas of cooperation.
  2. They shall have the following terms of reference:
    1. determination of the potential and the scope of regional cooperation in agreed areas;
    2. formulation of programmes and preparation of projects;
    3. determination of financial implications of sectoral programmes;
    4. formulation of recommendations regarding apportionment of costs;
    5. implementation and coordination of sectoral programmes;
    6. monitoring of progress in implementation.
  3. The Technical Committees shall submit periodic reports to the Standing Committee.
  4. The Chairmanship of the Technical Committees shall normally rotate among Member States in alphabetical order every two years.
  5. The Technical Committees may, inter-alia, use the following mechanisms and modalities, if and when considered necessary:
    1. meetings of heads of national technical agencies;
    2. meetings of experts in specific fields;
    3. contact amongst recognised centres of excellence in the region.
Article VIIAction Committees
The Standing Committee may set up Action Committees comprising Member States concerned with implementation of projects involving more than two but not all Member States.

Article VIIISecretariat
There shall be a Secretariat of the ASSOCIATION.

Article IXFinancial Arrangements
  1. Cooperation within the framework of the ASSOCIATION shall be based on respect for the principles of sovereign equality, territorial integrity, political independence, non-interference in the internal affairs of other States and mutual benefit.
  2. Such cooperation shall not be a substitute for bilateral and multilateral cooperation but shall complement them.
  3. Such cooperation shall not be inconsistent with bilateral and multilateral obligations.
Article XGeneral Provisions
  1. Decisions at all levels shall be taken on the basis of unanimity.
  2. Bilateral and contentious issues shall be excluded from the deliberations.

IN FAITH WHERE OF We Have Set Our Hands And Seals Hereunto. DONE In DHAKA, BANGLADESH, On This The Eighth Day Of December Of The Year One Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty Five.

Hussain Muhammad Ershad
PRESIDENT OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH

Jigme Singye Wangchuk
KING OF BHUTAN

Rajiv Gandhi
PRIME MINISTER OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDIA

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom
PRESIDENT OF THE REBUPLIC OF MALDIVES

Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev
KING OF NEPAL

Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq
PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN

Junius Richard Jayewardene
PRESIDENT OF DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA




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India :- Food of India - Culture of India - India Religion - Embassies of India - India Visa
Afghanistan :- Food - Ethnic Groups - Money - Visa & Passport - Afghan Embassies
Pakistan :- Pakistan Food - Pakistan Culture - Pakistan Weather - Pakistan Visa - Pakistan Embassies
Bhutan :- Bhutan Food - Bhutan Language - Bhutan Visa - Embassies of Bhutan
Bangladesh :- Bangladesh Food - Culture of Bangladesh . Bangladesh Visa - Bangladesh Embassies

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