Nepali PM for Thimphu to attend SAARC Tuesday

12:46, April 26, 2010      

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Nepali Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is scheduled to leave for Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, on Tuesday to attend the 16th Summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

At the invitation of Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Yoser Thinley, Nepal will be leading a team comprising high officials and his wife Gayatri Nepal to attend the summit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release.

The delegation includes Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala, Foreign Secretary Madan Kumar Bhattarai, the prime minister's Foreign Affairs Adviser Rajan Bhattarai, and Nepal's Ambassador to India Rukma Shumser J.B. Rana.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sujata Koirala left for Thimpu on Sunday.

Nepal is scheduled to address the inaugural session of the 16th Meeting of Heads of State of SAARC in Thimphu on Wednesday.

He will also attend the Summit Retreat at the Bhutan House in Thimphu's SAARC Village Thursday.

Nepal and the Nepalese delegation is scheduled to return on Friday.

Themed "Towards a Green and Happy South Asia",the SAARC conclave will conclude with the adoption of the Thimphu Silver Jubilee Declaration.

Source: Xinhua


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