PM Gets Invite to Attend Saarc Meet

Published: 21st October 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st October 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: Visiting Nepalese Foreign Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey, who called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi  on Monday, extended a formal invite to the PM for attending  the Saarc Summit which will be held in Kathmandu from November 26-27.

During the meeting, the Prime Minister told Pandey that he attached the “highest level of priority” to relations with Saarc and said he looked forward to his first Saarc Summit.

Modi is also likely to visit Janakpur and Lumbini, which he had promised to visit on  his second trip to Nepal. Meanwhile, India has assured Nepal of “positive response” for logistical support, as per official sources.

“He (Modi) also expressed hope for early completion drafting process of Nepal’s Constitution,” said a press release about the meeting -- a significant statement as the January deadline seems to be increasingly unlikely due to opposition from the Maoists.

Later Pandey held  talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj at which India informed Nepal of the new format for the strategic development project to build roads in Terai region.

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