Narendra Modi accepts invite to visit SAARC leaders

Soon after assuming charge at the PMO, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the invitation of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders to visit their countries, as per reports on Tuesday.

Zee Media Bureau New Delhi: Soon after assuming charge at the PMO, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted the invitation of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders to visit their countries, as per reports on Tuesday. A day after the swearing-in ceremony, Modi held meetings with the leaders of all eight SAARC leaders today. While the new PM has accepted the invite for visit, no dates for the same have been finalised yet. After BJP`s he landslide victory in the recent Lok Sabha polls, the new government invited heads of governments of the SAARC members countries to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Modi. Modi had welcomed the decision by the SAARC leaders to attend the ceremony and said that their presence will make the occasion more memorable. Leaders from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Mauritius and Nepal arrived in India yesterday to attend Modi`s swearing-in ceremony. Prominent leaders who attended the ceremony include Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom.

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