After India, B'desh, Bhutan pull out of SAARC Summit to be held in Pakistan: Sources
By NewsX Bureau
| Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 09:54
New Delhi: Expressing concern over the recent escalation of terrorism in the region, Bhutan after Bangladesh on Wednesday has conveyed its inability to participate in the forthcoming South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit, which is scheduled to take place in Pakistan in November this year.
According to sources, concerned on the increase in terror activities in the region, which is seriously compromising environment for successful holding of the 19th SAARC Summit in Islamabad, Bhutan has conveyed its ability to participate in the meeting under current circumstances.
Bhutan has also shared concerns of some of SAARC countries on deterioration of regional peace and security due to terrorism.
This move has come after Bangladesh also pulled out of the SAARC Summit, a day after India said that it will boycott the SAARC Summit scheduled to be held in Pakistan.
India, which blamed Pakistan for the deadly Uri attack, after a series of key meeting led by PMO, Prime Minister, including top officials decided to diplomatically isolate Pakistan on world stage, and it seems that India is being supported by other neighbouring countries.