Economic integration and terrorism
ECONOMIC integration and combating terrorism,
whether it be in the name of religion, ethnicity or the State,
should be on the agenda of the SAARC summit beginning in the Sri
Lanka capital, Colombo.
Priorities for SAARC Summit
Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, has
prepared itself to welcome the pivotal leaders of South Asian
countries as SAARC summit is scheduled on August 2-3, 2008. This
gathering of South Asian Head of the States/Governments is very
important because of the volatile situation running through out the
Partnership of People and Saarc Summit
The expectations and aspirations that prompted
the formation of SAARC about 23 years back need to be made a
reality, creating an atmosphere of effective partnership among
peoples of member states.
A tryst with destiny
SAARC, in terms of population is the largest
regional organisation in the world. With behemoth India and the
considerable populations of Pakistan and Bangladesh the region
accounts for about 1.5 Billion people. In terms of religions all
major faiths, particularly Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism have large
followings in South Asia.