Indian PM leaves for Bhutan to attend SAARC summit

16:41, April 28, 2010      

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Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday left for Bhutan to attend the 16th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit, the Press Trust of India reported.

During the two-day summit, the Indian prime minister will hold bilateral discussions with his Bhutanese counterpart Jigmi Y. Thinley.

He also may meet his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani and hold talks with leaders from other SAARC member countries, said the report.

Singh said Tuesday that South Asia "cannot be immune to the trend of greater integration both at the regional and global levels".

He said the summit would provide the countries of this region an opportunity to collectively reflect on how to meet the developmental aspirations of the people in the region and how South Asia can play "its rightful role in the international arena".

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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