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South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation: Intergovernmental organization
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is the regional intergovernmental organization and geopolitical union of states in South Asia. Its member states are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. SAARC comprises 3% of the world's area, 21% of the world's population and 4.21% of the global economy, as of 2019.

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'Stand together against COVID-19': In a first, PM Modi to participate in Non-Aligned Movement meet today

The meet on the COVID-19 crisis comes even as other multilateral groupings like G20, BRICS, and regional groupings like SAARC are having video conferences to come out with a coordinated approach to the..
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India takes part in Pak-hosted Saarc video meet, shares info on corona war


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India attends Saarc health ministers conference hosted by Pakistan


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'Good to see Pak joining regional initiatives': India on Islamabad inviting SAARC nations for COVID-19 meet

India was represented by Director General of Health Services, assisted by experts from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
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MEA announces Covid-19 training program for healthcare professionals from SAARC countries


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At last, Pakistan contributes to Saarc fund but India is not impressed


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India takes dig at Pakistan for late contribution of USD 3 million to SAARC Emergency COVID-19 Fund

India on Friday took a dig at Pakistan a day after it contributed USD 3 million to the South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Coronavirus Emergency Fund, saying that the 'degree of..
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'Degree of seriousness gauged by behavior': India on Pak's delayed SAARC corona fund contribution

After Pakistan pledged to donate $3 million to SAARC COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund, India on Friday highlighted the "early commitment" made by other member countries and said the 'degree of..
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Keen to block Indian initiatives at SAARC, Pak wants secretariat's involvement

Sources said that Islamabad is sure to block Indian initiatives and proposals using SAARC charter provisions, rules of procedures as it has done in the past.
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Pakistan aiming to score narrow political goals by seeking Covid-19 initiatives under SAARC: Govt sources


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Pakistan boycotts India-led meeting of SAARC trade officials on coronavirus crisis

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SAARC trade officials meet via video conference to discuss intra-region trade

The officials also stressed on specific issues like facilitation of trade through pragmatic solutions in view of the pandemic.
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India gifts 10-tonne consignment of essential medicines to Sri Lanka

The medicines provide by India were requested by Government of Sri Lanka. The consignment was brought to Sri Lanka by an Air India special charter flight on Tuesday. At the initiative of Prime Minister..
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India reaches out to Saarc with rapid response teams, platform for health info exchange

India and other Saarc nations will soon hold a video conference of trade officials to study the likely impact of covid-19 on intraregional trade, official sources said. India is also looking to quickly..
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Health experts in India propose shared electronic platform for SAARC nations to tackle COVID-19

On March 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with leaders of SAARC nations to chalk out a joint strategy to fight the coronavirus outbreak that has killed over 5,000 people..
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India proposes online platform for Saarc to jointly combat coronavirus

India made the proposal at a video-conference of senior health officials of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) countries on Thursday.The Saarc is a regional grouping..
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PM Modi thanks Afghanistan, Bangladesh for contributing to Covid-19 emergency fund

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday thanked Bangladesh and Afghanistan for contributing to the Covid-19 emergency fund for SAARC countries, saying the challenge can be overcome by working together.
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Nepal, Bhutan pledge contribution to Saarc emergency fund for coronavirus

Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced to a Saarc leaders' conference, Nepal and Bhutan have both contributed to the Saarc Emergency COVID-19 fund, which is intended to be used by countries..
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Nepal, Bhutan pitch in for Modi's proposed COVID-19 Fund for SAARC countries

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier on Sunday announced the formation of a fund during the SAARC video conference for a joint strategy to deal with the epidemic.
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Pakistan round-up: Coronavirus scare, Kashmir issue during Saarc conference and more


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SAARC conference on coronavirus: Maldives, Nepal request for India's rapid response teams

PM Modi had made the announcement on Sunday during the video conference with SAARC leaders for the joint strategy to deal with the coronavirus crisis.
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Pakistan misused SAARC video conference meet on coronavirus: Centre

The country misused the platform meant to be for discussing joint SAARC strategy on the crisis, MEA said.
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Covid-19: Saarc antivirus plan in motion, India sends aid, slams Pakistan

The government said on Thursday that India had received requests from neighbouring countries for assistance worth over a million dollars after the Saarc video conference on coronavirus. Officials said..
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PM-proposed Saarc emergency fund to combat coronavirus operationalised: MEA


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Platform was humanitarian, not political: MEA on Pakistan raising Kashmir during Saarc video-conference


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PM Modi's action plan to combat coronavirus with SAARC leaders lauded: USAIC

In a video-conference of SAARC members on Sunday, Prime Minister Modi proposed setting up a COVID-19 emergency fund with India committing USD 10 million initially for it, and asserted that the best way..
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Coronavirus outbreak: PM Modi offers rapid response teams of Indian doctors, testing gear for Saarc nations


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Time to collaborate, not grow apart: PM Modi to Saarc

Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered a collaborative approach to dealing with Covid-19 in South Asia with shared data, expertise and a fund to which India will make an initial contribution of $10..
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Covid-19 reported from J&K, lockdown must be lifted immediately: Pakistan at Saarc video conference on coronavirus


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Modi proposes SAARC fund to tackle coronavirus, lays stress on joint efforts

Making a strong pitch for SAARC nations to jointly combat coronavirus, PM Modi on Sunday proposed setting up a COVID-19 emergency fund with India committing USD 10 million initially for it, and..
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From emergency fund to Rapid Response Team: Modi charts out measures to tackle COVID-19 at SAARC video conference

All other SAARC countries had welcome the idea and affirmed participation in the meet.
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PM Modi participates in SAARC video conference to formulate joint strategy to combat coronavirus


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PM Modi, Saarc leaders discuss coronavirus pandemic: Key points


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Coronavirus Outbreak Live Updates: PM Modi on video call with SAARC leaders

The number includes 90 Indian nationals. Out of these, nine people have been cured and two have died.
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Live Updates: PM Modi proposes COVID-19 Emergency Fund for SAARC countries, pledges $10 million

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a video conference of SAARC leaders to discuss a strategy to combat COVID-19.
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'Must prepare together, act together, succeed together': PM Modi on video call with SAARC leaders to discuss COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is holding a video conference of SAARC leaders to discuss a strategy to combat COVID-19.
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Coronavirus outbreak latest updates: Saarc leaders to plan today ways to fight virus


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PM Modi to interact with SAARC leaders on Sunday to discuss measures to deal with novel coronavirus

On Friday, Modi had urged the SAARC countries member states to chalk out a joint strategy to fight novel coronavirus pandemic.
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Saarc nations to hold video conference on coronavirus at 5pm on Sunday

The Saarc nations will hold a video conference proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at 5pm on Sunday to chalk out a common strategy to fight the coronavirus outbreak. The Prime Minister had on..
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Pakistan to join Indian effort for SAARC strategy on coronavirus

Earlier yesterday, all other SAARC countries had welcome the idea and affirmed participation in the meet to deal with the pandemic.
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Coronavirus Outbreak: All SAARC nations respond to Prime Minister Modi's call, video conference on Sunday at 5 PM

SAARC stands for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation with eight members including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
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Covid-19: PM urges Saarc nations to join forces; members welcome move, Pak mum


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PM Modi bats for joint Saarc strategy to fight coronavirus, gets prompt support from neighbours

Calling on SAARC member states to set an example for the world, Modi proposed a video conference of leaders of the countries to chalk out a strong strategy to fight coronavirus. His appeal got a prompt..
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Top News of the Day | March 13, 2020: PM offers joint SAARC strategy to combat COVID-19, Farooq Abdullah released & more

The spread of novel coronavirus was the top news of day on Friday, March 13, 2020 as Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed a joint SAARC strategy to combat the virus outbreak in south Asia.
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Coronavirus Outbreak: PM Modi suggests joint SAARC strategy, calls for discussion via video conferencing

Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives and Sri Lanka have accepted India's offer with their respective governments giving their assent on Twitter.
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'Leave no stone unturned': PM Modi's appeal to Saarc amid coronavirus outbreak

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged all South Asian nations to chalk out a joint strategy to fight the coronavirus outbreak and leave no stone unturned to ensure that the people in the region..
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MEA says Pak's support of cross-border terrorism adversely affected regional cooperation under SAARC

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that the regional cooperation promoted under the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has been affected by the cross border..
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India's efforts for SAARC collaboration repeatedly challenged with acts of terror: PM Modi

In an oblique reference to Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India's efforts for greater collaboration among the SAARC countries have repeatedly been challenged with threats and acts..
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India calls for effective steps agaist terrorism on SAARC's foundation day

The 19th SAARC summit was to happen in Islamabad in 2016 but was boycotted by India along with Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan after the Uri attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
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High drama at SAARC: Pakistan Foreign Minister boycotts India's statement, meeting begins without him

Pakistani FM suggested it can put forward the dates of next summit to which Nepal, the chair of the grouping said since this is an informal meet and not a forum to decide the next summit, sources said.
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