SAARC Summit: Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan back India; not to attend meet in Pakistan
New Delhi : After India announced that it won't be taking part in SAARC Summit at Pakistan, neighbouring nations - Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan - have shown their support and have also decided to skip the meet.
In a major jolt to Pakistan, the three countries on Wednesday confirmed that will not participate in the SAARC summit which is scheduled in November this year in Islamabad.
India had announced that it will not attend the SAARC summit in Islamabad, saying that regional cooperation and terror can't go together. On the other hand, Pakistan had called the decision as unfortunate.
# Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan have decided to boycott the upcoming SAARC Summit in Pakistan in November.
# The announcement comes a day after India announced that it will not be attending the meet.
# Regional cooperation and terror can't go together, said India while announcing its boycott.
# Pakistan calls India's decision as unfortunate.
# The decision comes in the backdrop of attacks at Uri Indian Army base camp, where 18 soldiers had lost their lives.
# The decision was conveyed by Bangladesh and Bhutan to the SAARC Chair Nepal on Tuesday, sources said.