PESHAWAR, November 25: The Pakistani Premier, Mr Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, has left for participation in a two-day session of 18th summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Nepal.
The two-day summit shall begin tomorrow in Kathmandu, the capital and the largest municipality in Nepal. The premiers from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka would attend the meeting.
The advisor to prime minister on foreign affairs and national security, Mr Sartaj Aziz, said that Nawaz Sharif would meet prime ministers of several countries during his visit.
This year agenda of the SAARC session is to promote peace and prosperity in the comity of nations.
The Foreign Minister of Nepal, Mr Mahendra Bahadur Pandey has asked the countries to end the tension between Pakistan and its neighbouring country India. Before leaving, Mr Nawaz also said that Pakistan wants peace and harmony in the region.
Political analysts say Mr Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Mr Narendra Modi are likely to meet and negotiate over the matter of Kashmir during the visit.