The Desk for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC):
SAARC is an economic and geopolitical union of eight member-states that are primarily located in the South Asian region. Afghanistan became the eighth member of SAARC at the 14th SAARC Summit which was held in New Delhi in April 2007. From the perspective of Afghanistan, the SAARC region, with its huge potential and considerable amount of resources, can be a significant player in global economic and political arena. This region is blessed with substantial amount of natural resources that, if exploited with technically and strategically sound approaches, can help various sectors of Afghanistan’s and the region’s economic growth.
Afghanistan hopes to make a significant contribution to different technical committees as well as working groups of the SAARC. The Government of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is very interested in the SAARC’s major activities, including agriculture, rural development, health, population, women, children, environment, science, technology, transport, human resources development.