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SAARC Ministerial Level Meet on Poverty concluded in Nepal

SAARC Ministerial Level Meet on Poverty concluded on 5 April 2013 in Nepal. The member nations decided on formulation of the Common Poverty Reduction Strategy.

Apr 6, 2013 14:40 IST
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SAARC Ministerial LevelThe third SAARC Ministerial Level Meet on Poverty concluded in Nepal on 5 April 2013. The representatives from all the eight members of SAARC attended the meet and pledged to reduce regional poverty through strategic cooperation with each other.

Decisions Made

• Formulation of a Common Poverty Reduction Strategy following the end of UN Millennium Development Goals in 2015
• The meet that started on 5 April 2013 was inaugurated by the chairman of the Interim Election Government of Nepal Khil Raj Regmi

Before the Ministerial level meet, fifth SAARC secretary-level meet was held on 4 April 2013.

The Indian delegation that consisted of four members led by Vandana Kumari Jena, the Principal Advisor to Planning Commission of India attended the meeting.

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