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.