Thursday, November 27, 2014

SAARC Head of Nations Returns from Dhulikhel After Retreat; Modi flies from his own, rest on NA chopper

In the occassion of 18th SAARC Summit in Nepal's capital kathmandu, the heads of member nations had gone to Dhulikhel for retreat on the second day of the event.

The retreat from Nepal was scheduled in Dhulikhel in Kavre district nearby Bhaktapur where all the heads of nations except Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina went via air route. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi get there by his own chopper whereas others were taken by Nepal Army helicopters.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina skipped the SAARC retreat session as she was unwell but she will join the concluding session of the Summit today in Kathmandu and attend the dinner with Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav.

Yesterday, Hasina addressed the inaugural session of the two-day summit. She along with her 63-member delegation, including Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and top bureaucrats, reached Kathmandu on Tuesday afternoon.

PM Modi flew on an Indian Air Force helicopter which he brought with himself while coming  Kathmandu two days ahead.

The retreat was managed in Dwarika’s Dhulikhel Resort where they will discuss Saarc agendas as well as bilateral issues in an informal setting over breakfast and lunch.

The VVIPs are scheduled to take part in the closing ceremony of the regional meet after returning from Dhulikhel. Later, the guests will take part in a dinner reception organised by Nepali President Ram Baran Yadav later at 6 pm.

Indian PM Modi, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa are returning home today.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will fly back home tomorrow by a VIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.

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