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SAARC ministerial talks kicks off in New Delhi

07 December, 2007

SAARC ministerial talks kicks off in New Delhi
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NEW DELHI: The ministerial-level meeting kicked off Friday here in a bid to formulate a new treaty to forge better co-operation among the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to control the increasing criminal and terrorist activities in the region.

The two-day meeting is expected to approve the recommendations made by the SAARC Standing Committee meeting, which concluded yesterday.

The Standing Committee had, inter alias, forwarded a proposal to come up with such a treaty to combat terrorism and criminal activities.

It has been reported that the second SAARC advisory meeting due to be held in April 2008 would finalinise the draft treaty.

The ministerial-level meeting would discuss and take decisions on range of issues including effects of climate change in the region, terrorism, SAARC development trust and some major road projects. 

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Reader Comments:

Without Iranian oil and gas SAARC got no teeth.

SAARC IS THE GRANDEST AAGLOMERATION OF HUMANITY ON PLANET EARTH.EVEN THE INTERNAL FRICTIONS AND INFIGHTING BETWEEN SAARC NATIONS AND PEOPLE ARE FOLDING UP AND NOW EMBRACING MUCH RELATIVE PEACE.AND THE BIGGEST CHUNK OF SAARC PEOPLE THAT IS PEOPLE OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN AND EVEN BANGLADESH,NOT ONLY SHARE THE SAME ARYAN RACE ORIGIN AND SIMILARITIES IN LANGUAGE, FOOD AND CULTURE,THE INGREDIENTS OF COHESIVENESS ARE ALL THERE.

BUT THE MAIN THING MISSING THAT COULD PUT BREAKS ON UNITED PROGRESS FORWARD IS THE LACK OF ENERGY RESOURCES OF OIL AND GAS.MORE THAN 40 PERCENT OF WORLD'S POPULATION IN SAARC COUNTRIES HAVE LESS THAN 2 PERCENT OF OIL AND GAS TO PROPELL AND MAINTAIN THEIR ECONOMIES.AS AMERICA CAST OFF WORRIES OF EAST ASIA THREE YEARS AGO WITH SIMPLE STATEMENT THAT EAST ASIA HAS NO ENERGY RESOURCES AND NO BITE.

SAARC CAN BE VERY POWERFUL UNITED FORCE IF THEY TIE IN IRAN AS THE POSSESSER OF THE WORLD'S RICHEST OIL AND GAS COMBINED RESOURCES. WITH 150 BILLION BARRELS OF OIL AND 1000-1200 TRILLION CUBIC FEET OF GAS RESERVES, IRAN HAS THE LARGEST RESOURCES OF HYDROCARBON ENERGY IN THE WORLD.PAKISTAN COULD PLAY THE CONDUCIVE TRANSPORTER ROLE OF ENERGY FROM IRAN TO SAARC COUNTRIES.

THE TIED IN IRAN FACTOR COULD INJECT MUCH NEEDED LIFE INTO SARRC INSTEAD OF SURE FAILURE THAT ENERGY-LESS SAARC HAS ON THE HORIZON.

ENERGY FACTOR, WITH DWINDLING GLOBAL OIL RESERVES AND LOCALIZED GEOGRAPHICAL POSITIONING OF GAS RESEERVES CONDUCIVE TO PIPE LINE SPECIFI TRANSPORT, IS GOING TO STRAIN MOST OR ALL OF THE MIGHTIEST AND RICHEST NATIONS OF THE WORLD.SAARC NATIONS SITTING ON THE SHORTEST AND MOST CONVENIENT OIL AND GAS ROUTE FROM IRAN, SPECIFICALLY GAS TRANSPORT PIPE LINE PROSPECTS,CAN BE SUCCESS WITH IRAN TIED IN.

AND WITHOUT HYDROCARBON ENERGY, SAARC HAS SURE LONG TERM FAILURE PROSPECTS.

EVEN THE GRAND ASEAN UNITY, MUCH TALKED AND RESPECTED 3 OR 5 OR 10 YEARS AGO HAS LOST ITS TARNISH MAINLY DUE TO LACK OF HYDROCARBON ENERGY RESOURCES.

AND MUTUAL ENERGY SHARING BETWEEN RUSSIA-IRAN AND CHINA TRIANGLE WITH ALMOST HALF OF WORLD'S OIL AND GAS COULD MAKE THIS TRIANGLE MOST IMPORTANT AND POTENT FORCE IN THE COMING DECADES.THIS TRIANGLE COULD DETHRONE EVEN AMERICA FROM SOLE SUPER POWER STATUS BY 2030 OR BEFORE.THE ENERGY DEVOID DROP OF DOLLAR, AND CONTINUING VERY HIGH OIL PRICES EVEN DURING PRE-ELECTION YEAR OF AMERICA PROVES THE SERIOUSNESS OF ENERGY INSEURITY FOR THE WEST.EVEN THE DYING URGE OF MIDDLE EAST NATIONS TO GIVE RELIEF TO GIVE ENERGY RELIEF TO THE AMERICAN VOTERS IN PRE-ELECTION OR ELECTION YEARS JUST CANNOT MATERIALIZE AS THE WORLD'S RESERVES OVER PRODUCTION RATES PEAKED IN 2006 AND HAVE BEGUN TO DECLINE WITH NO LEVY OF OIL PRICE REDUCTION.FIRST TIME EVER THE OIL PRICES HAVE FAILED TO DROP IN AMERICA'S PRE-ELECTION YEAR, EVER SINCE THE WORLD'S REAL PROSPERTY CYCLE OF CAR-PETROL PRODDED LEISURE AND PLEASURE STARTED IMMEDIATELY AFTER FIRST WORLD WAR OR 1914.THIS IS BAFFLING FIRST TIME IN PAST HUNDRED YEARS THAT THE ENERGY INSECURITY IS VERY SERIOUS ENOUGH TO GIVE AMERICAN VOTERS AND THE WORLD RELIEF FEROM HIGH OIL PRICES DUE TO LACK OF CAPACITY AND DWINDLING OIL RESERVES.

REMEMBER SAARC, BRINGING IRAN IN AS A TIE-IN IS THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE HEALTH.YOU WON'T GET ANY WHERE WITHOUT SUPPLIES OF OIL AND GAS ENERGY.

Anwar Mahmood, Canada - 07 December, 2007

excellent

it it so good t know and hear that there is saarc developed among those countries inorder to overcome the poverty of countries

meena, Tajikistan - 11 January, 2008

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