SAARC foreign ministers # 39; conference aborted as Pakistan firmly insisted on Taliban involvement
A communique reportedly issued by the Federal government of Nepal kept in mind that the SAARC foreign ministers’ conference has been cancelled due to the “absence of concurrence from all Member States”.
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) foreign ministers’ conference has been cancelled as the member states could not come to a consensus on Pakistan’s request to enable the participation of Taliban, reports stated on September 21.
The conference was to be hung on September 25, at sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.News company ANI
has actually verified that the meeting has actually been called off by the SAARC member nations.According to an India Today report, the Pakistan government insisted on the involvement of Taliban, which usurped power in Afghanistan last month after overthrowing the Ashraf Ghani-led government.Sources told the news channel that a lot of countries of the South Asian bloc declined to captivate Pakistan’s demand for Taliban’s involvement in the talks.A communique apparently provided by the Government of Nepal kept in mind that the SAARC foreign ministers’meeting has been aborted due to the “absence of concurrence from all Member States”. According to India Today, Pakistan not only firmly insisted on Taliban’s participation, however also marked its objection to the proposition to enable a member of the ousted Ashraf Ghani-led government to representKabul in the meeting.Notably, the SAARC bloc includes 8 members -India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka , Nepal, Maldives, Bhutan and Afghanistan– which was admitted into the group in 2007. Apart from eight full-time members, SAARC has 9 observers, consisting of Japan, Mauritius, Myanmar, the European Union(EU), Iran, South Korea, Australia, the United States and China– which has actually been playing an active geopolitical
role in South Asia region. Moneycontrol News