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SAARC ministerial meet: Swaraj to leave for Nepal on March 14

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will leave for Nepal on March 14 to attend SAARC ministerial meet even as there was no clarity on whether she will have a bilateral meeting with her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz.

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said Swaraj along with Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will visit Nepal for SAARC meetings in Pokhra between March 14-17 during which India expects a comprehensive review of decisions that have been taken at SAARC forums over the past year and a half, especially India-initiated proposals like SAARC satellite.

Asked if Swaraj and Jaishankar would meet their Pakistani counterparts respectively, he said no schedule of bilateral meetings have been drawn up whether with Pakistan or any other country.

On SAARC meeting, the Spokesperson said, “Our focus would be to not only take stock of the decisions but also work out the way forward on priority issues where a coordinated approach is necessary.
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