Connectivity key to south Asia’s development: Sushma Swaraj

Pokhara (Nepal), March 17 (IANS) Connectivity among south Asian nations was the key to economic development of the region, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday.

Addressing the 37th session of the council of ministers of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (Saarc) here, Sushma Swaraj said connectivity was central to development and economic, cultural and people-to-people contacts would flow naturally from connectivity, according to a tweet by external affairs ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup.

She said the south Asian nations must think innovatively and find solutions to harness their economic complementarities.

Observing that Saarc embodies the aspirations of the people of the region, she said south Asia was poised to take off as a region of vitality, creativity and economic growth.

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