News List

Compiled features on recent developments in regional cooperation and integration in the SASEC region.

March 2016

SAARC Member Countries Urged to Work Together to Achieve Goal of SAEU

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called for further consolidation of the South Asian Free Trade Area and the South Asian Trade in Services Agreement to achieve the goal of a South Asian Economic Union, in her address at the 37th SAARC Council of Ministers' Meeting. She said SAARC member countries must work together to harness their economic complementarities and create an environment conducive to rapid growth.

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Tags: SAARC, SAFTA, SAEU, South Asian Economic Union, India, Trade Facilitation

March 2016

India Pursues SAARC-wide Initiatives to Promote Goal of Greater Connectivity and Integration

India Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar discussed initiatives being pursued by India in line with its 'neighborhood first' policy, in his address at the 42nd Standing Committee Meeting of SAARC. He also emphasized the need to implement the South Asia Economic Union, and sign the SAARC Motor Vehicles Agreement and SAARC Railways Agreement.

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Tags: India, South Asian Economic Union, SAARC, Transport, Energy

November 2014

Toward a South Asian Economic Union for the Region's Development

Representatives of the eight South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation member countries, including ministers and strategic experts, gathered on 5-7 November 2014 for the 7th South Asia Economic Summit to discuss an economic roadmap for greater integration of the South Asia region.

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Tags: South Asian Economic Union, SAARC, Economy