Kathmandu, 1 June: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called for “revival” of the South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation which has remained dysfunctional since 2016 after India and three other SAARC fellow member states boycotted the SAARC Summit that was scheduled to be held in Pakistan in 2016.
During his interview with India Today in New Delhi on Friday, Oli who is also the current chair of SAARC, said, “I don’t want to talk about regional and other issues. But, as the chair, Nepal wants to revive SAARC and make it effective again. Developing relations in the region is better than anything else, reports myrepublica.com .
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a major diplomatic move, invited BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) nations, Mauritius and Kyrgyzstan for his swearing-in ceremony to emphasize the importance of neighborhood in his government’s foreign policy framework.
People News Monitoring Service