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SAARC summit concludes with agenda to promote development

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THIMPHU: The 16th SAARC Summit concluded here Thursday with adoption of the joint declaration and ‘Thimphu Statement’ on climate change for development in the region.

It also include improving inter-connectivity, promoting people-to-people contacts and to evolve joint strategy for resolving the issues of water shortage, environment and food shortage.



A beautiful ceremony of flag hoisting of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) was held outside the Assembly Hall where the 16th summit was held before the concluding session.

The leaders approved the “Thimphu Declaration” giving a new vision to the organization to join hands for alleviating poverty, improving development, finding solution to power and water shortage.

The foreign ministers of all the SAARC member states then signed the “Bilateral Trade and Services Agreement” and from Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi signed it.

Later, it was decided that next 17th SAARC would be held in Maldives. Then the leaders of the SAARC summit adopted Thimphu Statement of Climate Change and joint declaration of the 16th SAARC Summit that has already been approved by the Ministerial Meeting of the member states.

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