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34th SAARC Charter Day observed on 8 December

34th SAARC Charter Day observed on 8 December

34th SAARC Charter Day 2018 in India was celebrated on the 8th of December.

The leaders of SAARC nations, the high commissioners, ambassadors from the SAARC member countries, representatives of the SAARC bodies commemorated the day by reiterating the aims and goals of the SAARC Charter.

On the SAARC Charter Day, a big celebration event is held by all the members in order to raise the public awareness about the government’s commitment to the SAARC process.

Background

on 8th of December in 1985, the leader of the Seven South Asian Countries (means Maldives, India, Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladeshi and Sri Lanka) had signed the contract (means charter) in order to set up the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). 

SAARC was joined by the Afghanistan as a Member during the 14th meeting of SAARC in Delhi in the month of April, 2007.

The SAARC secretariat was launched in the meeting at Kathmandu on 16th of January in the year 1987 in order to deeply manage as well as monitor the implementation of all the activities of SAARC activities.

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