KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Pakistan is to host the 19th SAARC Summit in its capital, Islamabad in 2016.
Nepali Prime Minister Shushil Koirala announced that 19th SAARC Summit would be held in Pakistan in 2016.
The announcement was made at the closing ceremony of the 18th SAARC Summit held in Kathmandu on November 27.
Delivering the vote of thanks, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif commended Nepal for assuming the SAARC chairmanship and for the successful holding of the ?fruitful? 18th SAARC Summit.
The Pakistani Prime Minister also expressed his sincere appreciation to the SAARC Secretary General and his team for their work in making the 18th Summit successful, adding that his country looked forward to welcoming the Heads of State/Government of SAARC member countries to the next SAARC Summitin Islamabad in 2016.
Before this, Pakistan had already hosted the Fourth Summit on 29-31 December 1998 and the 12th Summit on 4-6 January 2004.