Nepal And Pakistan Exchange Views On Revitalizing SAARC

Nepal And Pakistan Exchange Views On Revitalizing SAARC

March 6, 2018, 7:48 a.m.

Prime Minister K. P. Sharma Oli and Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi exchanged views on revitalizing the SAARC process in the spirit of the Charter.

During the meeting, matters related to enhancing bilateral cooperation in the fields of investment, trade, tourism, agriculture, and human resources development were discussed. The two leaders agreed to hold regularly the meetings of bilateral mechanisms.

According to Pakistani media report, the sole objective of the visit was to take forward the stalled SAARC process, with Pakistan seeking to host the deferred summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation at the earliest in consultation with Nepal, the current chair of the regional grouping.

Earlier The Prime Minister of Pakistan Abbasi was warmly welcomed by Prime Minister Oli at the Army Pavilion, Tundikhel amidst a special ceremony. The Prime Minister of Pakistan inspected the guard of honor.

Prime Minister Oli hosted a banquet in honor of the visiting Prime Minister of Pakistan following the bilateral meeting.

The Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan arrived Monday for a 2-day official visit. He was received at the Tribhuvan International Airport by  Dr. Yubaraj Khatiwada, Minister for Finance, Shanker Das Bairagi, Foreign Secretary, Ambassador of Nepal to Pakistan, Ambassador of Pakistan to Nepal and other senior officials of both countries.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan is accompanied by Secretary to the Prime Minister Fawad Hassan Fawad, Military Secretary to the Prime Minister Brigadier Waseem Iftikhar Cheema and other senior officials of the Government of Pakistan.

The Prime Minister of Pakistan will return home on 6th March 2018. 

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