Terming the calling off of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit “very unfortunate,” Nepal, which chairs the grouping, said that India and Pakistan should resolve their differences through diplomatic efforts.
Nepal’s Minister of Commerce Romi Gauchan Thakali has said the country lays “great emphasis” on fostering regional trade, investment and economic cooperation among SAARC as well as the BIMSTEC members.
“I think abandoning the Summit is very unfortunate whatever the cause is there but I hope both nations are able to solve it with their diplomatic efforts. I hope this will happen very soon,”
Thakali told reporters here. He, however, termed the issues between India and Pakistan their “internal matter”, adding that it would have been “much better if the SAARC Summit had happened.”