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Differences in SAARC should be resolved through dialogue

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and visiting Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held bilateral talks here this evening.
At the meeting held at Hotel Yak and Yeti, matters relating to regional and bilateral interest were discussed. On the occasion, Prime Minister Oli shared that political transition in Nepal had ended through the election process but the consolidation of democracy was yet to take place, according to the PM’s chief political advisor Bishnu Rimal.
On matters relating to the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), advisor Rimal said both prime ministers held a common view on taking the SAARC forum ahead as it was a common initiative of all members and that it was still significant. They also emphasized on resolving any issue of difference in SAARC through dialogue and discussion.
In the meeting, Prime Minister Oli responded to his Pakistani counterpart’s invitation to visit Pakistan by saying that he would make the visit in an opportune time.
On the occasion, Pakistani Prime Minister Abbasi expressed happiness over the election of CPN-UML Chair as the Prime Minister and wished him a successful tenure.
Also present during the meeting were Finance Minister Dr Yubaraj Khatiwada, Prime Minister’s advisor Rimal, Chief Secretary Lokdarshan Regmi and Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi. The additional Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Pakistani Ambassador to Nepal and high-ranking officials of the delegation also attended the meeting. RSS

Published Date: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 | 12:31 AM

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