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SAARC Sits Down To Catalogue Key Issues

By Neville de Silva Diplomatic Editor Asian Tribune

Officials of the 8-nation South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) will continue to discuss Tuesday some of the contents of the final summit declaration that would be signed by the heads of the member countries on August 3, the last day of the 15th SAARC summit which began yesterday in the Sri Lankan capital. While the final declaration would only be ready when the leaders of the member-countries have provided their input during the summit discussions and their wishes have been reflected in it, the general contents were being put into shape. A document incorporating basic ideas already known to officials would be ready to go to the foreign ministers when they meet later this week ahead of the leaders’ gathering.