South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was founded on December 08, 1985. SAARC is a regional alliance of South Asian countries. The idea of establishing a regional cooperation (SAARC) was put forward by former late president of Bangladesh, Ziaur Rehman.

SAARC Members
Currently SAARC has 8 members:

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Bhutan
  4. India
  5. Maldives
  6. Nepal
  7. Pakistan, and
  8. Sri Lanka

SAARC Secretariat
The SAARC Secretariat was established on January 16, 1987 in Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Currently secretary general of SAARC is Arjun Bahadur Thapa of Nepal.