This document contains the speech of Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, delivered at 16th SAARC Summit at Thimphu, Bhutan on 28th April 2010.

He told in this speech that even after creation of institutions for regional cooperation, yet not empowered them to be more proactive. At home, regional cooperation could exponentially increase the ability of member-states to improve the quality of governance of in managing natural resources, preventing land and water degradation and strengthening food, water and energy security.

He welcomed the conclusion of the SAARC Convention on Cooperation on Environment. And announced the setting up of an