Top diplomats meet in Bhutan


Express April 25, 2010

THIMPHU:

The top diplomats of the 8 South Asian nations met in the Bhutanese capital, Thimphu to prepare the groundwork for the proposed meetings of their leaders next week.


Foreign Secretaries of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Maldives set the agenda for the SAARC summit due to be held on April 28 and 29.


SAARC affairs in-charge said that the summit will discuss issues on trade and environment and is expected to sign a joint declaration on environment, entitled ‘Towards a Green and Happy South Asia.’


A meeting between the prime ministers of India and Pakistan is also expected during the summit.

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