South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation’s (SAARC’s) annual summit was held in the capital of India, New Delhi in April 2007. For the first time delegates from Japan, China and South Korea took part in SAARC summit.
In this summit, harsh words were used by the member countries to condemn terrorism; however, much was not achieved regarding India’s interest for the treaty regarding international terrorism. In this summit, the main achievement was that adding new members to SAFTA. For the first time it was declared that they would introduce a proper scheme within six months regarding the problems related to common peoples’ life like water problem, cooperation in food and environment and the things which are the basics in everyday life. In SAARC Summit 2007, removal of poverty was discussed in usual way, but for the first time an important step was taken, and “Southern Food Bank” was established by all its member countries. The declaration included the establishment of Southern University, South Development Fund, etc. Indian Prime Minister declared to introduce an easier way for rise for the countries’ students, teachers and journalists etc. Along with this he put importance on economic cooperation. As a whole, SAARC summit 2007 was satisfactory and decision was taken regarding certain new fields in the summit.