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Collective efforts more important in Saarc region: PM Modi

IANS 26 Nov 2014, 11:48:41 AM IST
IANS

Kathmandu: Nowhere in the world are collective efforts more important than in south Asia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit here on Wednesday.

“Nowhere in the world are collective efforts more urgent than in South Asia; and, nowhere else is it so modest: PM @narendramodi,” Ministry of External Affairs spokesman Syed Akbaruddin quoted Modi in a tweet.

“How much have we done in SAARC to turn our natural wealth into shared prosperity,” Modi asked.

He, however, reassured the summit that south Asia is slowly coming together.

The Prime Minister also said that the future he dreamt for India was the future that he wished for the entire SAARC region.

Established in 1985 in Bangladesh, the SAARC is a regional association of eight south Asian countries, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Afghanistan joined SAARC as its eighth member state in 2007.