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SAARC Security A Huge Success: Home Ministry
KAMAL PARIYAR
Vehicular movement in Kathmandu to be normal after midday
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Though two of the SAARC leaders are scheduled to return home on Friday, the home ministry has said that the Integrated Security Plan for the 18th SAARC Summit that concluded on Thursday was a huge success.

Despite fears of possible threats to visiting dignitaries, we have concluded the summit in peaceful manner as per our assurance of foolproof security ahead and during the SAARC, said home ministry Spokesperson Laxmi Prasad Dhakal . “Joint cooperation among all security agencies, regular security trainings and rehearsals and full support of Kathmandu residents made the summit a huge success,” said Dhakal, who also coordinated command post at the home ministry.
A Small Gesture Felt Far And Wide
THIRA L BHUSAL
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: With Prime Minister Sushil Koirala announcing conclusion of the SAARC summit on Thursday, all the heads of state and government took an opportunity for a group picture at the podium.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood from his seat and first shook hands with Maldives´ President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who was seated next to Modi on the left. Other dignitaries also exchanged pleasantries with each other.
18th SAARC Summit Ends With Wide-ranging Declaration
KOSH RAJ KOIRALA
Pakistan to host next summit in 2016

KATHMANDU, Nov 28:
The 18th SAARC Summit concluded on Thursday, adopting a 36-point Kathmandu Declaration that pledges to deepen cooperation among member states in the core areas of trade, investment, finance, energy, infrastructure and connectivity.

The top leaders of the SAARC member states have also expressed commitment to reinvigorate SAARC´s regional cooperation and revitalize SAARC as an effective vehicle for fulfilling the developmental aspirations of the people living in South Asia.
We Are Responsible For Shortcomings In SAARC Process: PM Koirala (with Full Text)
Myrepublica
KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Prime Minister and Chairperson of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Sushil Koirala has said that the journey of SAARC has shown that regional cooperation becomes meaningful, effective and mutually beneficial in an environment of peace, stability, harmony, and trust.

However, despite several transformative potentials in the region, our achievements stand short of expectations, he said while adding, "We alone are responsible for shortcomings in the SAARC process".
SAARC Countries Ink Energy Deal
Myrepublica
KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy Co-operation (electricity) has been reached among the SAARC member states aimed at addressing the increasing demand for power in the region.

SAARC Foreign Ministers signed Agreement at the concluding session of the 18th SAARC Summit this afternoon. Prime Minister and Chairperson of the SAARC Sushil Koirala had urged the SAARC Foreign Ministers to sign the agreements.
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