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Islamabad SAARC summit suspend

The Daily Dawn
Abul kalam Azad

19th SAARC Summit to be held in Islamabad in November, Bangladesh and India on Tuesday announced that it could not take part in the set has been suspended, "the prevailing circumstances."

Meanwhile, India, Nepal, SAARC chair has communicated its decision, the Kathmandu Post reported, quoting the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India. Automatically suspend or cancel a summit of the member states of the event is ignored.

Pakistan on September 18 after militants stormed the base of Uri, an Indian army has entered, soldiers killed 18 suspected Tensions between India and Pakistan is growing, according to the Kathmandu Post.

Bangladesh Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam said the Islamabad SAARC summit decided to boycott the purely personal decision. "It the decision of Bangladesh have no relationship to other countries. It is our own decision," he told reporters at his office in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Without taking any names, said Shahriar attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of a given country is a repetition of the environment which is not conducive to the holding of successful SAARC Summit has created wives.

"We are the current Chairman of SAARC (Nepal and the SAARC Secretariat) have conveyed yesterday that Bangladesh is not attending the summit," he said. Bangladesh is the SAARC process as entrepreneurs, state minister for regional co-operation and communication between the faith and the SAARC Secretariat of the SAARC chair is conveyed. "When time and opportunity to be found, Bangladesh will attend such events," he added.

Bangladesh-Pakistan relations following the trial and execution of war criminals in Pakistan's repeated interference in the internal affairs of the country has deteriorated sharply in recent years. The state minister said Bangladesh will not compromise, and never compromised in the past that, in terms of issues related to the execution of the killers of Bangabandhu and trial of war criminals. Islamabad meddling in its internal affairs and strongly protests at Dhaka Bangladesh last year to fund the so-called Islamic extremists expelled a Pakistani diplomat.

Summit was slated for November 9-10. Diplomatic sources said the member states including Afghanistan, Bhutan, also, Nepal, and the current chair of the SAARC Summit delivered attending to their reserve. Sri Lanka too has signaled that it will not be participating, said.

Pakistan's foreign ministry reacted to the decision; it is "unfortunate" called. Regional Cooperation (SAARC), the South Asian Association for Charter, according to the summit of the leaders of the member states (state/heads of government) cannot be held without.

 

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