SAARC summit in 2016 : India PM Mr. Modi accepts Nawaz Sharif's invitation to visit Pakistan for next SAARC summit

Highlights: 

  • India and Pakistan has decided to revive the stalled dialogue process and find ways to expedite trial of the Mumbai attack case.
  • Prime Ministers of both countries have agreed to cooperate to eliminate terrorism from South Asia.
  • Mr. Modi and Mr. Sharif met in Ufa on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit and discussed entire gamut of issues between the two countries.
  • Mr. Modi accepted Mr. Sharif’s invitation to visit Pakistan for the SAARC Summit in 2016.
  • They agreed that India and Pakistan have a collective responsibility to ensure peace and promote development. 
  • Both sides also agreed to hold early meetings of DG BSF and DG Pakistan Rangers followed by that of Director Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs).
  • It was decided to release fishermen in each other’s custody, along with their boats, within a period of 15 days.
  • A mechanism for facilitating religious tourism will also be worked out, as per the five-point steps to be taken by the two sides.