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Former Pak premier Gilani meets Oli

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Former Yusuf Raza on Sunday called on Nepal's K P Oli during which they discussed the peace process of the nation and regional issues including SAARC, a senior Nepalese said.

During the meeting, the Nepal's underscored the need to make effective, Oli's said.

The former is currently in to attend the Pacific Summit 2018.

"wants to handover the leadership by holding the conference as soon as possible, PM Oli said while reiterating his commitment over the regional body. We will always try to make effective," Oli said.

SAARC is a regional body founded in 1985, comprising Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, and

The 19th SAARC Summit, which was to be held in in 2016, was cancelled after decided not to attend it following a terror attack on an base in Uri in September in which 18 soldiers were killed.

The summit is automatically postponed or cancelled even if one member country skips the event.

Besides India, three other SAARC members - Bangladesh, and - have pulled out of the summit, indirectly blaming Pakistan for "creating an environment which is not right for the successful holding" of the meet.

also praised for its effort in bringing stability in the country.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 18:55 IST