Kathmandu: Top leaders of South Asian nations are arriving in Kathmandu to attend the 2-day-long 18th Saarc Summit to begin on Wednesday in Nepal–the land of world’s tallest peak Mt Everest and birthplace of Gautam Buddha.
So far, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen and Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay have landed in Kathmandu–the city of temples.
Likewise, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have also arrived in Kathmandu.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also arrived, at last.
After landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa flew to Lumbini to visit the birth place of Lord Buddha.
President received a warm welcome from the sports minister, government officials and Buddhist monks in Lumbini. The Lankan President also visited the Lumbini University.