| GEO Business|
| SAARC’s meeting to focus on promoting economic cooperation|
| Updated at: 0708 PST, Tuesday, February 10, 2009|
ISLAMABAD: Secretary Commerce Suleman Ghani said on Monday that two-day meeting of the South Asian Association For Regional Cooperation’s (SAARC) Committee of Economic Cooperation (CEC) to begin in New Delhi on Tuesday would endeavour to promote regional economic cooperation.
Talking to media, he said meeting of committee of economic cooperation is held to review the progress of the decision taken in the SAARC meeting.
He said least development countries’ concerns will also be discussed in the meeting.
The meeting is also expected to discuss progress on the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA), the issue of non-tariff barriers and permitting transit routes for trade with third parties.