Bangladesh announces to boycott SAARC Summit after India
September 28, 2016 01:48 PM NPT
NEW DELHI, Sept 28: With India’s announcement on boycotting the SARRC Summit to be held in Pakistan, Bangaladesh has also announced not to take part in the summit.
Talking to BBC Bengali Service, Ikbal Shobhan Choudhary, press advisor to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed, confirmed about it.
Choudhary said that Bangladesh will not take part in the summit due to some domestic issues.
Earlier, on Tuesday India had announced that it would not take part in the summit.
On Tuesday, Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, twitted, “Regional cooperation and extremism will not go side by side. Therefore, India will not take part in the upcoming Islamabad summit.”
The SAARC Summit is scheduled to be held in Pakistani capital Islamabad on 9 and 10 November, 2016.
"We have already informed Nepal, incumbent Chairman of the SAARC Summit, about it", twitted Swarup.
The SAARC Summit is a conference of the Heads of State of eight south Asian countries which is held every two years.
India-Pakistan relationship has sourced after 18 Indian security personnel were killed by the extremists in the India-governed Kashmir recently.