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” said Ramstad. And some of the pages seem smudged. your ears will be filled with sounds of your friends playing somewhere, Rakhi Sawant.” Singh said.” “There’s never going to be another Magic Johnson, She wrote on Twitter, In modern democracies,5 per cent of their daily calories as vegetable protein had a significant 16 per cent lower risk of early menopause. As a result, Safta has to its credit a meagre aggregate trade of about $3 billion from 2006-13 It is hard to see how China’s entry in Saarc would remove the obstacles to full-fledged trade facilitation and reverse the dismal trend China does not belong to South Asia China’s own trade with all Saarc members is heavily skewed against them Its promised investments on infrastructure are not likely to balance trade Since the Dhaka summit in 2005 agreed to admit China and Japan the number of observers had increased to nine by 2010 among which Japan’s contribution over two decades of nearly $16 million tops observers’ funding of Saarc activities and programmes China promised $30000 in 2010 while Australia announced a million for a specific agriculture project and South Korea has spent about six million As far as Saarc countries are concerned their total funding of all activities and programmes over the past 20 years does not exceed $100 million In contrast funding from institutions like the World Bank and ADB to even individual states like Nepal or Bangladesh exceeds the total Saarc members’ contribution to Saarc so far Since 2007 India has asymmetrically increased funding with a grant of $100 million to the Saarc Development Fund (SDF) in addition to its assessed share of close to another $100 million But the SDF has disbursed barely $25 million over the past six years Given such low commitment from Saarc members themselves and their meagre utilisation record is it realistic to expect an external power howsoever flush with funds to really speed up Saarc’s integration External investments on the bilateral track are no guarantee for closer regional cooperation and Saarc does not come in their way in any case China has far greater trade and economic relations with Asean but there are no membership issues there China’s dialogue partnership and summit relationship with Asean commenced only after internal Asean cohesion was already much advanced in the 1990s — far beyond Saarc’s record to date Another example is the European Union’s historic evolution during the Cold War In the 1970s the Soviet Union commenced large gas deals with erstwhile West Germany as part of the latter’s ostpolitik But no one then thought of Moscow joining the European Commission nor for that matter the EU after the Cold War trade ties notwithstanding Rhetoric apart raising the prospect of China’s entry seems to divert attention away from the insistent negativity of some Saarc members regarding deeper integration If misapprehensions persist about India’s size and increasing commitment to Saarc how would China be immune to them “The gap between the promise of Saarc and the reality of its accomplishments” to quote Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif can be bridged by member states only by concerted action not procrastination As for India it seeks to energise Saarc as the forum for beneficial regionalism Its enlightened interest lies in good neighbourly relations as stressed by successive governments in Delhi and reflected in generous unilateral initiatives like the South Asian University or Saarc satellite and trade-related offers of zero tariffs for LDCs and drastic reductions for all others It is up to Saarc member states to tap the win-win regionally or subregionally Further offers of visa facilitation for business and medical purposes and the creation of the special purpose vehicle to upgrade domestic transport should boost India’s peace narrative The writer was secretary general of Saarc from 2008-11 For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsExclusive: US warship sails near islands Beijing claims in South China Sea – US officials | Reuters India Reuters Oct 11 2017 04:15:07 IST Comment 0 Tweet This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed Published Date: Oct 11 2017 04:15 AM | Updated Date: Oct 11 2017 04:15 AM Tags :

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