Talks between Sirisena & Deuba SAARC takes centre stage

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By 2017-09-23

The continuity of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) without any hindrance took centre stage of bilateral discussions between President Maithripala Sirisena and Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, when the two leaders met on the sidelines of the 72nd UNGA sessions.

During the meeting the President said, he had emphasized the need for strengthening the activities of SAARC when...... he met with the leaders of Pakistan and India recently.

The Nepali Premier said that the commitment shown by President Sirisena for the activities of SAARC is significant and the gratitude of all the member countries must go to him in this regard.

The leaders paid special attention to further developing bilateral relations between the two countries in all fields.

It was also discussed in detail on taking forward the economic, trade as well as religious and cultural ties of the two nations. President Sirisena recalled the meeting he had with his Nepali counterpart when he visited Sri Lanka to attend the International Buddhist Conference adding that he is expected to visit that country in October.

Nepali Premier Deuba emphasized that they are ready to provide assistance to Sri Lanka when needed including in issues on human rights.

During the meeting the President extended his deep concern for the hardships faced by Nepal due to the recent earthquake and said that as a friendly country Sri Lanka took steps to provide every possible assistance.

The Nepal Prime Minister also extended his gratitude in this regard and said that he is very pleased about this meeting between two important countries in SAARC that share a long and friendly history.
(GW)

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