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OBJECTIVES

The Objectives of the Association as defined in the Charter are: to promote the welfare of the peoples of South Asia and to improve their quality of life;

india Updated: Nov 10, 2005 20:58 IST
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The Objectives of the Association as defined in the Charter are:
to promote the welfare of the peoples of South Asia and to improve their quality of life;
to accelerate economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the region and to provide all individuals the oppounity to live in dignity and to realize their full potential;
to promote and strengthen collective self-reliance among the countries of South Asia;
to contribute to mutual trust, understand and appreciation of one another's problem;
to promote active collaboration and mutual assistance in the economic, social, cultural, technical and scientific fields;
to strengthen cooperation with other developing countries;
to strengthen cooperation among themselves in international forums on matters of common interest; and to cooperate with international and regional organisations with similar aims and purposes.