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South Asian Leaders Pledge to Combat Terrorism, Poverty Together


Leaders from eight South Asian countries Sunday concluded their 15th regional summit in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, with an agreement to work together to fight terrorism and poverty.

The document calls for members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation to share intelligence and work together on legal matters related to crime and terrorism. The countries also agreed to set up a regional food bank and a 300-million-dollar fund to fight poverty as rising food prices take a toll on one of the world's poorest regions.

Meanwhile, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who attended the summit, arrived in New Delhi late Sunday for talks with Indian officials. Terrorism is expected to be high on the agenda during his two-day visit, which is taking place just weeks after a suicide bombing at the Indian embassy in Kabul killed at least 60 people.

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