Nepal to hold SAARC Foreign Ministers’ informal meet
Nepal is planning to hold SAARC Foreign Ministers’ informal meet on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly (UNGA) session in September 2019. The 18th SAARC summit was held in Kathmandu in 2014 and Pakistan was to host the next summit in 2016. But, the summit was cancelled after India boycotted the meeting, in the wake of the terror attack at a military base in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), which killed 19 soldiers. Other countries viz. Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan, also walked out following India’s decision to exit the summit to step up diplomatic pressure on Pakistan. India also declared that it will participate only if Pakistan took steps to tackle terrorism.
Topics: 18th SAARC summit • 19th SAARC summit • 20th SAARC summit • Foreign relations • Foreign relations of India • In Nepal • International Relations • Kashmir Conflict • Kathmandu • Politics by country • South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation