The SAARC Secretariat was established in Kathmandu on 16 January 1987. Its role is to coordinate and monitor the implementation of SAARC activities, service the meetings of the Association and serve as the channel of communication between SAARC and other international organizations. The Secretariat has also been increasingly utilized as the venue for SAARC meetings.

The Secretariat comprises of the Secretary General, eight Directors and the General Services Staff.

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