Showing posts with label Observer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Observer. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nepal to Take Lead for China's Membership on SAARC

China is currently the observer of the South Asian Club, SAARC and is willing to take membership but the issue has not been raised like as in this summit till the date.

Prime Minister of Nepal confirmed that the land-locked country will talk to other heads of members for grouping Beijing in SAARC.

According to indiatvnews, Nepalese PM Sushil Koirala said Nepal will push for China’s permanent membership in the eight-member club  while China is also positive on staying with the group.

The membership debate raised up as Chinese official media stated that China is ready to stand to elevate partnership and contribute constructively to the South Asian regions quoting Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying.

China Remains Silent on SAARC Membership

Though the 18th SAARC Summit kicks off in Nepal's Capital city Kathmandu, China is keen to make relation with the South Asian Club, SAARC but it has been waiting silently over the issue.

China, United States (US), Australia, EU and several other countries is an observer in SAARC meeting going to start after few hours.

China has not expressed its formal view on the membership issue of SAARC but even has not said "nope". The question of China playing a greater role in the body has come to attention with a number of Nepali politicians voicing backing for membership for China in the lead-up to the summit.

Beijing seeps to play important role in boosting economic presence in the asian region -with  neighbours, including Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and the Maldives.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

US Secretary Nisha Desai Biswal to visit 2 more Nations after 18th SAARC Summit

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal is scheduled to visit India and Bangladesh after attending the 18th SAARC Summit to be held in Nepal's Capital City Kathmandu, Nepal on November 26-27, 2014.

Nisha will participate in meetings with government officials, civil society and labour group leaders, and members of the business community in Bangladesh.

Apart from SAARC member countries visit, she will visit Uzbekistan, and Switzerland on trip from November 23-December 5, 2014 from Washington.

First, she will start travel from New Delhi, India for internal consultations and bilateral meetings and head towards Kathmandu as United States representative as an observer state at the 18th Annual South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Summit.

Finally, Assistant Secretary Biswal will travel to Basel, Switzerland to participate in the OSCE Ministerial. She will hold meetings with senior leaders from the OSCE and Central Asian nations.
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