Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Myanmar requests SAARC membership, India backing it

Dhaka, May 20 (PTI) The military-ruled Myanmar has requested membership of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Bangladeshi officials said here.The officials said that Myanmar's proposal might come up for discussion at the SAARC standing committee meeting before the Colombo summit, The New Age daily reported.

Australia has also approached the secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation for an observer status. The United States, European Union, Republic of Korea, China, Japan, Iran and Mauritius now enjoy the status of observers in the South Asian grouping.

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