General Knowledge about SAARC

At the Association’s 14th summit, Afghanistan became its eighth member

Headquarters Kathmandu, Nepal

Membership 8 member states

Establishment December 8, 1985

Membership

Afghanistan  Bangladesh Bhutan India Maldives Nepal Pakistan Sri Lanka

Secretaries General

Abul Ahsan January 16, 1987 to 15 October 1989

Kant Kishore Bhargava October 17, 1989 to December 31,1991

Ibrahim Hussain Zaki January 1, 1992 to December 31, 1993

Yadav Kant Silwal January 1, 1994 to December 31, 1995

Naeem U. Hasan January 1, 1996 to December 31, 1998

Nihal Rodrigo January 1, 1999 to January 10, 2002

Q.A.M.A. Rahim January 11, 2002 to February 28, 2005

Lyonpo Chenkyab Dorji March 1, 2005 to February 29, 2008

Sheel Kant Sharma March 1, 2008 to present

List of SAARC summits

1st  Dhaka December 7–8, 1985

2nd  Bangalore November 16–17, 1986

3rd   Kathmandu November 2–4, 1987

4th  Islamabad December 29–31, 1988

5th  Malé November 21–23, 1990

6th  Colombo December 21, 1991

7th  Dhaka April 10–11, 1993

8th  New Delhi May 2–4, 1995

9th  Malé May 12–14, 1997

10th  Colombo July 29–31, 1998

11th   Kathmandu January 4–6, 2002

12th  Islamabad January 2–6, 2004

13th  Dhaka November 12–13, 2005

14th  New Delhi April 3–4, 2007

15th  Colombo August 1–3, 2008

16th  Thimphu April 28–29, 2010

17th  Maldives – Malé 2011

18th  Kathmandu November 26-27, 2014

19th Islamabad    15 to 16 November 2016

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