Regional cooperation and terror don’t go together, India pulls out of SAARC Summit in Islamabad. The Indian campaign to isolate Pakistan in the aftermath of Uri attack has worked. View more at #Hindustan360.
India pulls out of SAARC Summit in Islamabad:
1)In response to a question, the Official Spokesperson stated that India has conveyed to current SAARC Chair Nepal that increasing cross-border terrorist attacks in the region and growing interference in the internal affairs of Member States by one country have created an environment that is not conducive to the successful holding of the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November 2016. India remains steadfast in its commitment to regional cooperation, connectivity and contacts but believes that these can only go forward in an atmosphere free of terror.
2) In the prevailing circumstances, the Government of India is unable to participate in the proposed Summit in Islamabad.
3)We also understand that some other SAARC Member States have also conveyed their reservation about attending the Islamabad Summit in November 2016.
Bangladesh, Bhutan, and now Afghanistan. The Indian campaign to isolate Pakistan in the aftermath of Uri attack has worked with the three countries today confirming that they will not participate in the annual SAARC summit which is scheduled in November this year in Islamabad.
“Due to increased level of violence and fighting as a result of imposed terrorism on Afghanistan, the President of Afghanistan with his responsibilities as Commander-in-Chief will be engaged, and will not be able to attend the SAARC summit,” the Afghan government said in its letter to Nepal, which is the current SAARC chair.
India on Tuesday announced it will not attend the SAARC summit in Islamabad in November, saying that regional cooperation and terror can’t go together. Pakistan has termed the boycott as “unfortunate”.
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