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May 5, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The South Asian Assn. for Regional Cooperation, the "poor man's club" of India and its neighbors, ended a three-day summit Thursday with impossible pledges to the poor and illiterate, as well as a timetable to enact a preferential trade agreement by year's end. Indian Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao, the summit's host, admitted that "actual implementation" of decisions made by the 10-year-old regional grouping has often fallen short of the resounding rhetoric in the past.
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May 5, 1995 | JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The South Asian Assn. for Regional Cooperation, the "poor man's club" of India and its neighbors, ended a three-day summit Thursday with impossible pledges to the poor and illiterate, as well as a timetable to enact a preferential trade agreement by year's end. Indian Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao, the summit's host, admitted that "actual implementation" of decisions made by the 10-year-old regional grouping has often fallen short of the resounding rhetoric in the past.
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