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37th SAARC Charter Day observed

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Published: 20:28, 8 December 2021  
37th SAARC Charter Day observed

SARRC logo. Photo courtesy: BSS.


The Member States 'of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) observed the Thirty-seventh Charter Day of SAARC on Wednesday.

The SAARC Leaders including Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina issued special messages to commemorate the 37th SAARC Charter Day, reports BSS.

At the First SAARC Summit in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in 1985, the Heads of State or Government adopted the Charter of SAARC on December 8 and since then every year this day is commemorated as the SAARC Charter Day in South Asia, according to a press release, issued by SAARC secretariat in Kathmandu received here.

As enshrined in its Charter, the primary objective of SAARC is to promote the welfare of the peoples and to improve their quality of life through accelerated social progress and economic development in the region.

SAARC is a tangible manifestation of the determination of its Member States to promote peace, stability, amity and progress in the region.

SAARC fully recognizes the common problems, interests and aspirations of the peoples of South Asia and the need for joint action and enhanced cooperation.

It also recognizes that regional cooperation among the countries of South Asia is mutually beneficial, desirable and necessary.