This agreement enters into force on the day of its signing by representatives of SAARC and the OIE and is permanent. It can be amended by mutual agreement and end with either contracting party by written notification, filed six months in advance. Meanwhile, in accordance with the decision of the 8th meeting of the Board of Directors of the Food Bank (Malé, 2-3 September 2015), the saarc Food Bank Information System (SFBIS) has been integrated on the website of the SAARC Agriculture Centre (SAC). In addition, “A Guide to the SAARC Food Bank” was published with relevant data and references. More information on regional cooperation in agriculture, rural development and food security is available on the official ASACR website. As part of the SAARC-PTB project, regional cooperation on metrology has been launched in ASARC Member States and annual meetings have been held as part of this cooperation. The objective of the coordination meeting is to create a forum for reciprocal updating of developments in scientific measurement techniques at national and regional levels and to review, adapt and update activities and coordination mechanisms in the field of metrology. The SARSO secretariat is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the activities of this cooperation within the framework of the SAARC-PTB project. Home > About us > key texts > cooperation agreements The provisions of this article do not prevent SAARC from carrying out cooperative activities with other institutions to develop and implement these or other issues. Motivated by the obligation to promote regional cooperation for the good of their peoples, in a spirit of mutual complacency, in full respect of the principles of sovereign equality, independence and territorial integrity of all States; In its initial phase, ASARC focused on undisputed issues, such as population. B, health, communication, post office, agriculture and rural development, etc.
Subsequently, SAARC began to focus on other important issues such as finance, the economy, trade, energy, climate change, transport, etc. For nearly three and a half decades, ASACR has adopted numerous legal instruments covering both agreements and conventions governing mutual cooperation and cooperation in certain areas of common interest. Some of its agreements are: (6) Agreements between the contracting parties to eliminate or remove tariff, non-tariff and para-tariff barriers, as well as other promotional or cooperative actions for certain products or product groups that are closely linked in final consumption or production. At the 18th SAARC Summit in 2014, SAARC leaders decided to implement their cultural agenda and promote a cultural trajectory to the region`s main Buddhist historic sites. In addition, they agreed to put in place appropriate means to protect and restore all cultural property, sites and cultural heritage and to establish a list of these funds, along with an instruction leaflet. They also admitted to facilitating access to people who have visited important famous and sacred religious places of Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, etc. However, the regional organization declared 2016 the “Year of the AACR of Cultural Heritage” and asked the organization concerned to develop an action plan for its success. in view of the mandate of the sixth SAARC summit in Colombo to formulate and seek an institutional framework to promote specific trade liberalization measures between SAARC Member States and to examine Sri Lanka`s proposal to implement the SAARC preferential trade agreement by 1997; Notwithstanding the measures in Articles 4 and 6, the provisions of this agreement do not apply to preferences already granted or granted by one State party to other contracting states outside the framework of the agreement, nor to third countries through bilateral, multilateral and multilateral trade agreements and similar agreements.