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Cross-border cooperation for bilateral trade, travel and tourism: A challenge for India and Pakistan
chapterposted on 30.03.2020, 00:00 by Anita Medhekar, F Haq
Cross-Border Cooperation (CBC) is described as collaboration with neighbouring countries sharing land or sea borders to cooperate to reduce poverty, inequality among people and improve living standards for sustainable development of the regions. European Union key objective has been CBC model where bordering countries in balanced partnership, have equal say in program decision making process for sustainable development to meet common goals. The three factors essential for CBC clearly defined goals, promotion of political transparency and promotion of connectivity and communication are correlated with the four levels of CBC implementation and public-private-partnerships. The aim of this chapter is to examine the challenge and significance of cross border cooperative relationship between India and Pakistan, in order to disarm against each other, and have peace, for achieving 17-sustainable development goals, in bordering conflict regions between the two countries for socio-economic progress and prosperity of the millions of people living in South Asia.