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SAARC Member Countries





SAARC stands for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation; Saarc member countries are Afghanistan Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

SAARC Member Nations

CountryOffice HolderLeader
AfghanistanHamid KarzaiPresident
BangladeshSheikh HasinaPrime Minister
BhutanTshering TobgayPrime Minister
IndiaNarendra ModiPrime Minister
MaldivesAbdulla YameenPresident
NepalSushil KoiralaPrime Minister
PakistanNawaz SharifPrime Minister
Sri LankaMahinda RajapaksaPresident


SAARC Observers Countries
Australia
China
European Union
Japan
Iran
Mauritius
Myanmar
South Korea
United States


NoSAARC summits DateCountryHostHost leader
1st7–8 December 1985 BangladeshDhakaAtaur Rahman Khan
2nd16–17 November 1986 IndiaBangaloreJayanth M Gowda
3rd2–4 November 1987 NepalKathmanduMarich Man Singh Shrestha
4th29–31 December 1988 PakistanIslamabadBenazir Bhutto
5th21–23 November 1990 MaldivesMalιMaumoon Abdul Gayoom
6th21-Dec-91 Sri LankaColomboRanasinghe Premadasa
7th10–11 April 1993 BangladeshDhakaKhaleda Zia
8th2–4 May 1995 IndiaNew DelhiP. V. Narasimha Rao
9th12–14 May 1997 MaldivesMalιMaumoon Abdul Gayoom
10th29–31 July 1998 Sri LankaColomboChandrika Kumaratunga
11th4–6 January 2002 NepalKathmanduSher Bahadur Deuba
12th2–6 January 2004 PakistanIslamabadZafarullah Khan Jamali
13th12–13 November 2005 BangladeshDhakaKhaleda Zia
14th3–4 April 2007 IndiaNew DelhiManmohan Singh
15th1–3 August 2008 Sri LankaColomboMahinda Rajapaksa
16th28–29 April 2010 BhutanThimphuJigme Thinley
17th10–11 November 2011 MaldivesAdduMohammed Nasheed
18thNov-13 NepalKathmanduKhil Raj Regmi