Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Thursday termed the 18th SAARC summit as a success noting that the leaders have agreed on policies for accelerated regional cooperation among member states in areas of interest.
SAARC leaders were Thursday treated to a vegetarian lunch, comprising green bean and potato curry and spiced mushroom curry among other delicacies, at the Dhulikhel resort near here on the concluding day of the two-day summit.
Nepal's happiness "gives us joy", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Tuesday on his second visit to the Himalayan country in 100 days as both sides inked nine agreements, further cementing their close ties.
As he embarks on his second visit to Nepal to attend the SAARC Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that he hopes the meet will lead to concrete outcomes, especially with regard to connectivity projects between the eight South Asian neighbours.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday to attend the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday did not rule out an informal meeting between the Indian PM and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the summit.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hand over to Nepal a 200-bedded trauma centre and an Advanced Light Helicopter for its army after arriving here tomorrow to attend the SAARC Summit, reports said on Monday.
Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Monday asked the Maoists not to hinder the process of drafting the new Constitution, saying the government's flexibility on the issue should not be seen as its weakness.
Nepal's opposition parties on Tuesday rejected the joint proposals suggested by the ruling parties on contentious issues like state restructuring and system of governance for the new Constitution, saying they went against the spirit of ethnic identity based federal system.
Guns may fall silent when the SAARC meet takes place in November, but it would only imply respite rather than a long-term solution to the ongoing crisis between India and Pakistan, an editorial said Monday.
Though some substantive achievement has been made in the region for overall development of children, compared with developed nations, South Asia needs to do more, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said here.