Close relations with neighbours a priority, tweets Modi ahead of SAARC summit

PM Narendra Modi tweets that development of close relations with neighbouring countries is a key priority for his government.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: November 25, 2014 11:08:36 am
A Nepalese man photographs a portrait of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi displayed on a road side along with other heads of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), countries in Katmandu, Nepal (Source: AP) A Nepalese man photographs a portrait of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi displayed on a road side along with other heads of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), countries in Katmandu, Nepal (Source: AP)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to leave for Nepal on Tuesday to attend the 18th SAARC summit, which is being held in the neighbouring country on November 26-27.

Ahead of his visit, the Prime Minister tweeted that development of close relations with neighbouring countries is a key priority for his government.

He further asserted India’s position of giving importance to “greater regional integration at all levels of socio-economic development of South Asian region”.

Modi said that he hoped the SAARC meet to lead to concrete outcomes on enhancing connectivity.

The Prime Minister also expressed that he looked forward to meeting the heads of other South Asian countries. Notably, Modi is slated to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif among others on the sidelines of the SAARC summit.

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