After India's boycott, SAARC Summit unlikely in Pakistan
New Delhi : With 4 nations - India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Bhutan - deciding to pull out, it has been learned that the 19th edition of SAARC Summit to be hosted by Pakistan in November is likely to be postponed with a new venue.
Sources in Nepal have confirmed about receiving message from the four nations about their inability to attend the summit due in Islamabad on November 9-10.
However, Nepal is yet to take an official call over calling off the summit, which is a month away. As per SAARC rule, even if one member does not attend the summit is automatically postponed or canceled.
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# SAARC Summit in Islamabad is likely to be postponed with a new venue.
# Reports claim that this comes after four nations conveyed their inability to attend the summit in Pakistan.
# A final decision rests on the current SAARC Secretary General Arjun Bahadur Thapa, who is currently in New York and will return in two days.
# Sri Lanka had already mentioned that SAARC Summit won't be possible without India's presence.
# India was the first country to boycott the event saying that regional cooperation and terror can't go together.