The world is tired of listening and reading diplomatic words like ‘Strengthening’
‘Promoting’ ‘Enhancing’ and so on. While EU has developed an exemplary plan and getting the
support of its member nations, Asia lacks such leadership and collective actions.
This rare display of solidarity by SAARC leaders, especially when SAARC has lost its teeth and holds no relevance for the common South Asian, makes a compelling statement. Optimists and those who believe in the possibility of an integrated South Asia are tempted to take this as a signal that there might be some hope for reviving SAARC after all.