Can a Global Pandemic Resuscitate SAARC?

Bansari Kamdar, The Diplomat

Photo by Bin Thiều on Unsplash
Photo by Bin Thiều on Unsplash

SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) has been reactivated as South Asia braces for the worst of COVID–19. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed a SAARC Emergency Fund to combat the COVID–19 epidemic in South Asia with an initial offer of $10 million from India. Five of seven countries contributed to the Fund.

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