Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said India was willing to do more for the economic integration of the region as he arrived here for the 17th annual summit of the SAARC.
"India will work to promote greater integration as well as the development of a South Asian identity at the forthcoming summit."
To further consolidate the recent pathways made by India, Singh will hold bilateral meets with all SAARC members.
The theme of summit is "Building Bridges". "We welcome this focus because India has always emphasized the importance of enhanced connectivity for the socio-economic development of the South Asian region", Singh said.