Pakistan PM heads to Nepal for Saarc summit

 Islamabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left for Nepal Tuesday to attend the 18th Saarc Summit Nov 26-27, officials said.

IANS| Updated: Nov 25, 2014, 16:34 PM IST

Islamabad: Islamabad, Nov 25 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left for Nepal Tuesday to attend the 18th Saarc Summit Nov 26-27, officials said.

On the sidelines of the event, the Pakistani prime minister will meet leaders from Saarc member countries to discuss issues of bilateral and regional interest, Xinhua reported citing a foreign ministry statement.

The South Association for Regional Cooperation groups Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Pakistan, the Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

The theme of the summit this year is "Deeper Integration for Peace and Prosperity".

The foreign ministers of the member countries are already meeting in Kathmandu to finalise the agenda for the summit. 

Although Pakistan and India have not officially confirmed a meeting between Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the summit, official sources do not rule out any such interaction.