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.
Currently SAARC has 8 members:
- Pakistan, and
- Sri Lanka
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.