Koirala to attend SAARC Summit
Girija Prasad Koirala, along with a 35-member delegation, would
represent Nepal at the 15th SAARC Summit in Sri Lanka.
The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) is against the decision as
Koirala's resignation has been approved by President Ram Baran Yadav.
The Maoists have said "a caretaker government cannot represent the
country at the summit."
The Constitution mandates the head of state represent the country at
summits. Earlier, the kings used to participate in such events. Foreign
Secretary Gyan Prasad Acharya had earlier said Koirala would attend the
summit in case a new government was not formed.