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Press Release on SAARC Summit

New Delhi
November 04, 1999

On account of the military coup d'etat in Pakistan and the consequent concern and disquiet expressed in the region and beyond, the Government of India has informed the SAARC Chairperson and Nepal, as the host country of a productive meeting, it would be appropriate to defer the Summit for the time being.

India's lasting commitment to the achieving of the socio- economic goals, envisioned by SAARC, remains undiluted and is second to none.