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Nepal hosts SAARC Summit

On 26-27 November, Nepal is hosting the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Kathmandu, which will be attended by leaders of Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Some of the main issues to be discussed during the summit will include three key framework agreements between SAARC countries to enhance rail and road connectivity and to set up a regional power grid.

Nepal hosts SAARC Summit
Abdulla Yameen, President of the Maldives (C) poses with the Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal Bam Dev Gautam (R) during his arrival for the 18th SAARC Summit on November 25, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. On 26-27 November, Nepal will be hosting the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Kathmandu, which will be attended by leaders of Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Nepal is hosting the SAARC Summit for the third time, which was first held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1985. Some of the main issues to be discussed during the summit will include three key framework agreements between SAARC countries to enhance rail and road connectivity and to set up a regional power grid. (Getty Images)
Nepal hosts SAARC Summit
Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif (C) is greeted by Nepali authorities upon his arrival for the 18th SAARC Summit on November 25, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. On 26-27 November, Nepal will be hosting the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Kathmandu, which will be attended by leaders of Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Nepal is hosting the SAARC Summit for the third time, which was first held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1985. Some of the main issues to be discussed during the summit will include three key framework agreements between SAARC countries to enhance rail and road connectivity and to set up a regional power grid. (Getty Images)
Nepal hosts SAARC Summit
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi (L) arrives at Tribhuvan Airport for the 18th SAARC Summit on November 25, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. On 26-27 November, Nepal will be hosting the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Kathmandu, which will be attended by leaders of Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Nepal is hosting the SAARC Summit for the third time, which was first held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1985. Some of the main issues to be discussed during the summit will include three key framework agreements between SAARC countries to enhance rail and road connectivity and to set up a regional power grid. (Getty Images)
Nepal hosts SAARC Summit
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi receives a bouquet from Nepali authorities upon his arrival at Tribhuvan Airport for the 18th SAARC Summit on November 25, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. On 26-27 November, Nepal will be hosting the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Kathmandu, which will be attended by leaders of Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Nepal is hosting the SAARC Summit for the third time, which was first held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1985. Some of the main issues to be discussed during the summit will include three key framework agreements between SAARC countries to enhance rail and road connectivity and to set up a regional power grid. (Getty Images)
Nepal hosts SAARC Summit
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi listens to the National Anthem of his country upon his arrival for the 18th SAARC Summit on November 25, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. On 26-27 November, Nepal will be hosting the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Kathmandu, which will be attended by leaders of Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Nepal is hosting the SAARC Summit for the third time, which was first held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1985. Some of the main issues to be discussed during the summit will include three key framework agreements between SAARC countries to enhance rail and road connectivity and to set up a regional power grid. (Getty Images)
Nepal hosts SAARC Summit
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina listens to the National Anthem of his country upon his arrival for the 18th SAARC Summit on November 25, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. On 26-27 November, Nepal will be hosting the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Kathmandu, which will be attended by leaders of Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Nepal is hosting the SAARC Summit for the third time, which was first held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1985. Some of the main issues to be discussed during the summit will include three key framework agreements between SAARC countries to enhance rail and road connectivity and to set up a regional power grid. (Getty Images)
Nepal hosts SAARC Summit
Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina (3R) is greeted by Nepali authorities after she arrives at Tribhuvan International Airport for the 18th SAARC Summit on November 25, 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. On 26-27 November, Nepal will be hosting the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit in Kathmandu, which will be attended by leaders of Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bhutan. Nepal is hosting the SAARC Summit for the third time, which was first held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1985. Some of the main issues to be discussed during the summit will include three key framework agreements between SAARC countries to enhance rail and road connectivity and to set up a regional power grid. (Getty Images)