SAARC Summits

The Meetings of the Heads of State or Government of Member States is the highest decision making authority under SAARC. Summits are usually held biennially hosted by a Member State in alphabetical order. The Member State hosting the Summit assumes the Chair of the Association.

 

The key outcome of a SAARC Summit is a Declaration.The Summit Declaration contains decisions and directives of the Leaders to strengthen and consolidate regional cooperation in different areas being pursued under the auspices of SAARC.

The Declaration is adopted by the Leaders at the concluding session of a Summit.

 

The Summit also considers and approves reports of the Council of Ministers and Ministerial Meetings. During the Summit, policy statements on regional cooperation under SAARC are made by the Leaders. The Summit is also addressed by Heads of Observer delegations and by the Secretary General. 

 

SAARC Summits

 

S.NoLocationDate of Summit
1 Dhaka 7-8 December, 1985
2 Bangalore 16-17 November, 1986
3 Kanthmandu 2-4 November, 1987
4 Islamabad 2-31 December, 1988
5 Male' 21-23 November, 1990
6 Colombo 21 December, 1991
7 Dhaka 10-11 April, 1993
8 New Delhi 2-4 May, 1995
9 Male' 12-14 May, 1997
10 Colombo 29-31 July, 1998
11 Kathmandu 4-6 January, 2002
12 Islamabad 2-6 January, 2004
13 Dhaka 12-13 November, 2005
14 New Delhi 3-4 April, 2007
15 Colombo 1-3 August, 2008
16 Thimphu 28-29 April, 2010
17 Addu 10-11 November, 2011
18 Kathmandu 26-27 November 2014