Pakistan, Sri Lanka urge end to SAARC stalemate

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have called for breaking a stalemate in the South Asian Association for Regional Coopera­tion (SAARC), and emphasised the use of corporate and industrial ties in the region to keep the forum intact despite ongoing differences.

Experts at a panel discussion, organised by the Institute of National Security Studies in Sri Lanka (INSSSL) and the Pakistan High Commission here on Wednesday, urged a dialogue to sort out differences in the region, mainly between Pakistan and India, due to which the 19th SAARC summit has not been held, Dawn news reported.

The meeting was due to be held last year in Islamabad.

The speakers at the discussion on “Saarc: Its impediments and way forward” called for workable solutions to longstanding issues such as the conflict between Pakistan and India on Kashmir. Read More…

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